No one enjoys being injured, but finding work arounds to still move when your injured is crucial for staying fit and healthy. Each exercise in this list can be done in a kettlebell workout whilst sitting. Kettlebell seated exercises can be very beneficial for maintaining muscle mass throughout an injury.
Sometimes training with an injury can be very challenging, finding exercises you can still do with a serious lower body injury is though. If you’r unable to train stood up for any reason, then we have the perfect list of kettlebell exercises you can do from a seated position.
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Choosing exercises when you have lower body injuries is all based on which exercises cause pain or not. Exercise used should never cause any pain whatsoever. Once you’r sure the exercise doesn’t cause any pain then the selection should be based on the desired adaptation from the movement.
Yes. You can build muscle mass with just using kettlebells. It may not be the most optimal way to build muscle mass, but you can work all movement patterns. It’s clear you’ll need a few kettlebells of differing weight to create a very effective programme as different muscle groups will require a different amount of stimulus.
The kettlebell swing is considered a “full body exercise” as it does put emphasis on multiple joints, but the main part of the body that this movement creates adaptation in is the posterior chain, this included the hamstrings, glutes and lower back. This doesn’t mean that this is the only places the movement works but these are the main areas of emphasis.
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This resource was written by Sean Klein. Sean Richard Klein has thousands of hours of coaching experience and a BSc in Sports Science with Management from Loughborough University. He owns a gym in Bayonne France, CrossFit Essor, which runs group classes and a Personal training studio.