woman doing the kettlebell squats exercise at the park

The squat is one of the best muscle-building exercises you can do. With kettlebell squats, you increase the challenge for your legs and glutes and work upper back muscles. Read on to learn about the benefits of this exercise and how to do it right for maximum benefits and minimum injury risk.

 

The Benefits of kettlebell squats 

Kettlebell squats take the regular squat up a notch. Adding weight makes the glutes, quads, and hamstrings work harder. And by having you hold the kettlebell in front of you, they work the arms and upper back as well, essentially becoming a full-body workout.

 

How to do kettlebell squats

  1. Stand upright with your feet spread shoulder-width apart. 
  2. Place a kettlebell of a weight appropriate to your ability at your feet. Keeping your feet flat on the floor, squat down by bending at the hips and knees.
  3. Grasp the kettlebell handle with both hands.
  4. While keeping your elbows straight, return to the standing position.
  5. Avoid slumping and slouching to protect your back from injury. Keep your knees positioned directly above your feet and your heels planted on the ground.
  6. Repeat the upward and downward movements in a steady, controlled fashion.
  7. Relax and repeat as your ability allows.

 

Support your kettlebell squats

During this exercise, wearing Bauerfeind’s GenuTrain Knee Brace provides stability and relief from pain and swelling.

  • Compression knit fabric activates the muscle to support the joint 
  • It works with the brace’s massage pads to relieve pain
  • Compression also boosts circulation and reduces swelling 

 

 

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This information is provided for general information purposes and should not be relied on as a substitute for medical advice, evaluation or care from a qualified and licensed healthcare provider. The information contained here should not be considered a plan of care or physical therapy.



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