Kettlebell Exercises for the Lower Body with Forest Vance

Kettlebell Exercises for the Lower Body

Now that you’ve gotten your upper body moving with our Kettlebell exercises for the arms, shoulders, chest, and back – it’s time to work on your lower body. Your lower body is a group of muscles that are extremely important in maintaining a healthy standard of living.

If you want to be able to walk properly or even stand up from sitting down – your lower body is incredibly important for these things. Working out your lower body with kettlebells will help you build strength in these areas and keep them healthy as time goes on. Let’s take a look at some of the best kettlebell exercises for the lower body below!

Most people focus too much on their quads regarding leg training.

Using the kettlebell is an easy way of targeting the gluteus and hamstring 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 here at the conference in Denver with Forest Vance. He focuses on kettlebells.

In this video, Forest implied the importance and benefits of using kettlebells for lower body and leg press exercises.

Rick Kaselj: A couple of years ago, I thought that kettlebell was a fad. I also 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 kettlebells for lower body exercises are much different than your traditional regular lower body exercise.

He takes 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 a kind of a gym setting, is that they are to be focusing very commonly on the quad-dominant type of movements.

And what I mean by that for everyone who is watching right now. Like the squat, leg press, or leg extension, you are focusing on the quad-dominant, which is the prime mover of the front of the leg. If you do that type of training, you develop imbalances. What happens over time?

Kettlebell Movements

The good thing about kettlebells is that in most of the kettlebell movements. For example, the bell is coming from the bottom of the kettlebell swing. You are in a deadlift position, which is more of a posterior chained back at the body movement. You will help the hamstring and the glutes, and the back. It is great for balancing muscular development.

Kettlebell swing with Forest Vance

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.

Kettlebell Exercises

Kettlebell exercises are great for your core strength and balance. And they can help build strength and endurance. In weight loss workouts, kettlebells are also a superior tool for burning calories and taking off weight.

So if you are ready to get in touch with your strength and fitness, go ahead and do yourself a huge favor and try a set of kettlebell exercises.

The idea behind using the kettlebell for glute, hamstring, and lower back exercises is to balance those muscles. What I mean by this is that the muscles that are doing the work during the kettlebell exercise, like the squat and leg press, those types of movements, tend to be stronger, and they tend to get a little bit bigger. 

Take care and bye-bye.

Rick Kaselj, MS

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