Kettlebell Sumo Squat

Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Sumo squat with kettlebell, sumo kettlebell squat
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Equipment: Kettlebell
  • Muscles Targeted: Quads, glutes, hamstrings, adductors, lower back
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-4 with 10-15 reps each
  • Variations: Elevated kettlebell sumo squat
  • Alternative: Wide-stance leg press

The kettlebell sumo squat is an advanced version of the regular sumo squat performed with a kettlebell. It allows you to work on maintaining the balance while engaging the muscles more deeply. It gives you a larger range of motion than any of the other sumo squat variations.

Kettlebell Sumo Squat Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Sumo squat with kettlebell, sumo kettlebell squat
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Equipment: Kettlebell
  • Muscles Targeted: Quads, glutes, hamstrings, adductors, lower back
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-4 with 10-15 reps each
  • Variations: Elevated kettlebell sumo squat
  • Alternative: Wide-stance leg press

How to do Kettlebell Sumo Squat

Start the exercise by standing with a sumo stance, picking up a kettlebell (weighing about 15-20 lbs) with both hands, and lifting it to your chest. Keep your arms near the body with the elbows tucked in. Push your hips backward, while bending your knees to lower into the squat position. Return to the standing position by pressing through the heel of your feet.

Kettlebell Sumo Squat

Sumo Squat with Kettlebell Tips

  • Keep your abs tight and back straight throughout the range of motion.
  • Do not use too heavy kettlebells for performing the exercise.

Variation with Feet Elevated

It is performed in the same way as the standard kettlebell sumo squat but with your feet placed on a pair of side-by-side benches.

Alternative Exercise

Wide-Stance Leg Press

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