As you probably know, there are many different ways you can work your legs, either at home or in the gym. For example, there is the basic lunge that you can do with or without dumbbells, and there are also leg presses and leg extensions that you can do at the gym, which are probably the two most popular leg exercises.
However in this article I want to share with you a video that has recently been added to YouTube that demonstrates an effective set of leg-strengthening exercises that you can do with the help of a kettlebell.
This workout is approximately 25 minutes long and features 4 different exercises, which are as follows:
1. Explosive Deadlift (6-10 reps)
Starting off by holding a kettlebell that is resting between your feet with both hands, the first exercise involves lifting and then jumping up whilst still holding on to this kettlebell at arms length.
2. Tactical Lunge (10-15 reps on each leg)
This is a variation of the traditional lunge exercise, except in this case you are lunging backwards and passing the kettlebell backwards between your legs from one hand to the other whilst doing so.
(Do 4 sets of these 2 exercises with a rest period of 45 seconds in between)
3. Single Leg Deadlift (8-15 reps on each side)
This is a simple one-arm one-leg variation of the deadlift that you can perform using the kettlebell, and is one that requires perfect technique in order to avoid injuring your back.
(Do 4 sets (1 set = both sides) with a rest period of 45 seconds in between)
4. Swing Squat (8-15 reps)
This looks like quite a tricky exercise to perform and may take a little bit of practice to get right because you start off by swinging the kettlebell under your legs, before bringing it up to chest height and finishing with a squat.
(Do 10 20-second sets with a rest period of 40 seconds in between)