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Add Intensity To Soccer Fitness With A Kettlebell SLDL

The Single Leg Straight Leg Dead Lift is commonly used to strengthen the hamstrings and glutes. The exercise will also improve balance and knee stability. When an athlete masters the exercises, an extra resistance may be added. A kettlebell is a great addition to the exercise to increase the intensity. Begin standing on one leg with knee fully extended. Reach down towards the ground with the opposite hand which is holding the kettlebell. The hip is the axis in this exercise and the hand moves down while the leg moves upwards like a seesaw. The focus should be on the hamstrings and glutes and there should be no back pain at all. Perform 3 sets of 6-12 repetitions on each side.

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