Most people focus too much on their quads when it comes to leg training.
Using the kettlebell is an easy way of targeting the gluteus and hamstring, in order to prevent muscle imbalances in the lower body.
When I was in Denver last year, I did a quick video with Forest Vance where he expanded on things more.
Rick Kaselj, MS
I am down here at the conference in Denver and I ran in to Forest Vance and he focuses in on Kettlebell.
Kettlebell Exercises for the Lower Body with Forest Vance
Rick Kaselj: A couple of years ago I thought that the kettlebell was a fad and I thought it would vanish. And what I discovered is I am starting to like the kettlebell and use it more, and I have seen the benefits when it comes to the rehab side of things and also when it comes to the training side.
Forest and I were chatting at lunch about how utilizing kettlebell for lower body exercises is a lot different than doing your traditional regular lower body exercise.
Forest, take it away.
Forest Vance: Thank you Rick for having me, I appreciate it. Yes, the big thing about it especially with people who are used to kind of a gym setting, they are going to be focusing very commonly on quad dominant type of movements.
And what I mean by that for everyone who is watching right now is like the squat or leg press or leg extension you are focusing on the quad dominant which is the prime mover of the front of the leg. What happens over time if you do that type of training, you develop imbalances.
The good thing about kettlebells is most of the kettlebell movements, for example the kettlebell swing, the bell is coming from the bottom and you are in more of a deadlift type of position where it is more of a posterior chained back at the body movemen,t you will really help the hamstring and the glutes and the back. It is great for balancing muscular development.
Rick Kaselj: Awesome. Thank you so much Forest. Where can people get more information about you?
Forest Vance: The best way would be Kettlebell Challenge Workouts 2.0. It has videos, workouts, and tons of free content.
Take care and bye bye.
Rick Kaselj, MS