Hamstring workouts can be great for both sports performance or muscle growth. Each hamstring exercise in this list provides the information needed to perfrom the hamstring kettlebell exercise correctly.
Trying to use strength training with kettlebells to prevent injury or improve performance? Or just looking to grow your hamstrings with the kettlebell you've got at home? We have 6 effective exercises for you to start achieving these goals today.
The variety that the kettlebell provides means you can use many different exercises to help strengthen your hamstrings to improve running performance and mitigate injury.
Let’s not forget how crucial the hamstring muscles are for runners performance and its clear that improving the strength of these muscles (to a point) can be extremely beneficial.
When incorporating strength training into your running routine make sure you do it progressively, start slow especially if your a beginner or are doing a lot of running volume. The last thing you want to do is let overtraining cause any issues.
Depending on your ability and your current volume, doing 1-2 full body resistance training sessions a week can be an excellent way to improve performance and also stay healthy. These hamstring exercises should be a key part of this full body resistance training plan.
Squat to Walk Out
Prisoner Good Morning
A1) KB Deadlift
A2) Press up with Shoulder Tap
B1) Goblet Squat
B2) Single Arm Gorilla Row
C1) KB A-Stance Hold
C2) Opposite Side Reach
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