30 minute intermediate hamstring workout with kettlebells and a resistance band

Here's everything you need to try our 30 minute intermediate hamstring workout with kettlebells and a resistance band. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

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Sean Klein
Last updated
09/02/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • KB Suitcase Deadlift
  • Away from Body KB Straight Leg Deadlift
  • Wide Stance KB Straight Leg Deadlift
  • Banded Extensions

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

KB Suitcase Deadlift

Complete 7 repetitions

The kettlebell suitcase deadlift is an effective secondary hinge movement that uses a lot of core stabilisation as it requires the resistance of lateral flexion throughout the hinge movement.

Benefits of KB Suitcase Deadlift

The main benefit of the kettlebell suitcase deadlift is building strength in the hinge movement pattern whilst simultaneously engaging the core. This makes it perfect for both athletes and general populations looking to build a well rounded body.

How To Do KB Suitcase Deadlift

  1. Start with the shoulders and hips square with the kettlebell in your hand, a slight bend in the arm and the kettlebell not touching the body.
  2. Bend at the knees and the hips, maintaining an anterior pelvic tilt to allow yourself to move through the hinge pattern.
  3. Move the chest towards the floor and slightly lower the hips as you move through the hinge pattern.
  4. Keep your weight in the mid-foot throughout the movement.
  5. Come back to the starting position, with shoulders square and hips square to finish the repetition.

Coaching Tips For KB Suitcase Deadlift

Follow these cues to perform KB Suitcase Deadlift correctly:

  • Keep hips and shoulders square at all times
  • Don't feel the need to touch the floor to complete the rep, hinge as far as able maintaining an arch in the lower back.

Away from Body KB Straight Leg Deadlift

Complete 8 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Away from Body KB Straight Leg Deadlift

Follow these cues to perform Away from Body KB Straight Leg Deadlift correctly:

  • Keep the KB underneath your shoulders with the elbows locked
  • This will put more pressure on your lower back but will still target the hamstrings
  • Maintain an arch in the lower back.

Wide Stance KB Straight Leg Deadlift

Complete 10 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Wide Stance KB Straight Leg Deadlift

Follow these cues to perform Wide Stance KB Straight Leg Deadlift correctly:

  • With a wide stance, bend slightly at the knees and the hips, fold into the hip crease maintaining an arch in the lower back
  • Feel the tension in the hamstrings
  • Only go as far as your able to maintain an arch in the lower back.

Banded Extensions

Complete 16 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Banded Extensions

Follow these cues to perform Banded Extensions correctly:

  • Keep the hips high after the initial bend, feel the tension in the hamstrings
  • Maintain an arch in the lower back.

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