10 Kettlebell Leg Workouts to Build Legs That Last

These short kettlebell workouts will work as stand-alone WODs or as finishing pieces to add to the end of your training session.

6.     Last Ride

40-30-20-10 Reps for Time:

  • 10m Shuttle Sprint
  • KB Clusters (24/16kg)

Take the legs for a spin with this workout.

This is a real test of lower body durability, as the legs get heavier can you keep producing these true primal movements of lifting and sprinting.

7.     Good Old-Fashioned Graft

20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2 Reps for Time:

  • KB Goblet Squats
  • Burpees

Not secrets here, this is just a pure grinder.

After you finish this kettlebell leg workout you’ll have completed 110  KB Goblet Squats with the added spice of 110 Burpees across the descending ladder.

Aim to keep every set unbroken.

8.     Ton’s Up

4 Rounds for Time of:

1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 Reps  of

  • KB Goblet Squats

*rest for 20 seconds between rungs of the ladder.

*rest 90-120 seconds between rounds

100 reps completed in small, bite sized chunks.

This workout looks easy on paper but will challenge even the strongest of legs.

9.     Building from the Bottom

10 Min AMRAP:

  • +1 Dual KB Burpee Deadlifts
  • +1 Dual KB Thrusters

With a running clock, perform as many reps as possible of a dual kettlebell burpee deadlift and dual kettlebell thruster, adding a rep after every round, for 10 minutes.

This AMRAP is a huge piece, with all the power for both movements being generated by the legs but with the added bonus of a good total body workout.

This becomes a real test of lower body endurance and mental grit as the rounds stack up.

10.  Swings and Squats

For Time:

  • 300 Air Squats
  • 150 KB American Swings

The simplicity of Swings and Squats is uniquely powerful.

Use high volume Hinging and Squatting to build a huge lower body work capacity whilst learning to manage fatigue.


Luke Downing is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Minimal Kit specialist.

You can find more of his workouts on his blog or at @lukeydpt.

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