5 Kettlebell Quad Exercises To Add Into Your Workouts

Targeting the qudriceps with a kettlebell workout can be challenging as finding quad exercises for your workouts isn’t always evident. Each exercise in this list can be used to target your quads in your next workout.

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Sean Klein
Published on
03/05/22
Last updated
25/05/22
In This Resource
  • Benefits Of Kettlebell Quad Exercises
  • 5 Kettlebell Quad Exercises To Add Into Your Training
  • Sample Kettlebell Leg Workout
  • How To Use Kettlebell Quad Exercises
  • Full Body Resistance Training Programme
  • Add Load Progressivly
  • More Exercises For The Quads
  • Common Questions
  • How Do I Build Quads With Kettlebell Exercises?
  • Do Kettlebell Swings Build Quadriceps?
  • What Is The Best Workout or Workouts For Quads?

Kettlebells are such a valuable tool to strengthen your entire body. But it can be a little less obvious how to target specific muscle groups than traditional weight machine based training, thankfully there are plenty of variations for anyone looking to strengthen their quads using a kettlebell, lets have a look at our favourite 5 variations.

Benefits Of Kettlebell Quad Exercises

These exercises are excellent for the general population looking to use resistance training to stay healthy. They are also great for runners and cyclists who don’t want to join a gym but want to use resistance training to improve performance and prevent injury.

Strengthening your quads can be particularly effective when trying to mitigate knee injuries, especially for runners and ever more so for trail runners. Kettlebell exercises can be used for both strength and gaining muscle mass (hypertrophy). These in turn can improve both health and performance.

5 Kettlebell Quad Exercises To Add Into Your Training

Sample Kettlebell Leg Workout

Complete 3 rounds

1. Front Rack Narrow Stance Squat

Complete 15 repetitions

2. Assissted Single Leg KB Straight Leg Deadlift

Complete 12 repetitions

How To Use Kettlebell Quad Exercises

Full Body Resistance Training Programme

These exercises are best added into a well balanced full body resistance training programme for both general population and sport specific individuals like runners and cyclists.

The weight selection really depends on the intent of your training, if your attempting to gain muscle, use moderate loads with high reps whereas for strength use higher weights with lower rep ranges. These are generalisations as both high reps and low reps will have an effect on strength and hypertrophy, but as general guidelines they are accurate. When training for strength, avoid exercises where the limiting factor could be the core, like the KB narrow stance squat)

Add Load Progressivly

Be sure to start with manageable training to make sure its both sustainable and progressive, this means start lighter with lower volume (total sets and reps completed). This will avoid creating too much fatigue in your quads and body in general as you ease into a new training plan.

More Exercises For The Quads

Common Questions

How Do I Build Quads With Kettlebell Exercises?

Consistently doing the exercise in this list. However if you really want to create an effective hypertrophy routine you may want to try and use a variety of equipment.

Do Kettlebell Swings Build Quadriceps?

No. They will activate the quads but can by no means called a quad exercises.

What Is The Best Workout or Workouts For Quads?

Consistently doing 8-12 working sets of exercises that work the quads is the most effective way to grow this muscle group.

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