The STACK Exercise of the Week will help you improve your overall sports performance—including strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility. This week, we highlight the Suspended Kettlebell Split-Lunge, an exercise that increases lower-body strength and stability.
The primary purpose of the Suspended Kettlebell Split-Lunge is to increase single-leg strength, which is critical for developing speed in any athlete. Skating and sprinting are performed one leg at a time, and this exercise equalizes strength on both sides of the body so you can move powerfully in all directions.
Suspending your rear leg creates instability to develop lower-body balance and stability, improving agility and reducing the chance of injury. Holding the kettlebell forces your core to engage, helping your upper body remain stable during a lower-body movement.
Sets/Reps: 3-4x8-10 each leg