Quote: "Tensing your abs will amplify the intensity of the contraction of any muscle in your body." - Pavel Tsatsouline
This is a great exercise for training the posterior chain. This exercise is similar to the deadlift done with dumbbells and the barbell. The Kettlebell Suitcase Deadlift can be performed with one kettlebell or two kettlebells. It can be done with heavy weights to increase strength, or it can be done with moderate weights to promote conditioning.
This exercise also mimics the moves that you perform in everyday life, that it crouching down to pick things up. It is also a great way to strengthen and tone the muscles of the thighs, hamstrings, glutes and back.
Unlike a Bent Legged Dead Lift performed with a Barbell, you do not have to worry if you are standing too far forward or backward of the barbell. You just keep the Kettlebell positioned by your side and perform a Hip Hinge Motion.
Benefits of doing the Kettlebell Suitcase Deadlift
There are many benefits to doing the Kettlebell Suitcase Deadlift, both health related and performance related:
Health Related Benefits:
Performance Related Benefits:
How to do the Suitcase Deadlift (Kettlebell is held in right hand)
Dos of the Kettlebell Suitcase Deadlift
Don’ts of the Kettlebell Suitcase Deadlift