Hamstring Exercises with Kettlebell
The hamstrings play a crucial role in many daily activities, such as, running, jumping, walking and cycling. Strengthening your hamstring muscles help to protect your knees from injury by absorbing the stress placed on the knee. Weak hamstrings can lead to knee injury.
The kettlebell is a cast-iron weight (resembling a cannonball with a handle) used to perform ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training. Sizes may range from 4 pounds (1.8 kg) to 175 pounds (79 kg).
Unlike traditional dumbbells, the kettlebell's center of mass is extended beyond the hand. This facilitates ballistic and swinging movements. Kettlebell exercises build strength and endurance, particularly in the lower back, legs, shoulders and core and also increase grip strength.
The basic movements, such as the swing, snatch, and the clean and jerk, engage the entire body in a functional way that mimics real world activities used in military, firefighter, and martial arts training.
The kettlebell deadlift is a beginner level compound exercise. This exercise targets the glutes, hamstrings and core and is suitable for all fitness levels.
Glutes & Hamstrings Exercise