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Kettlebell Moves: Double Kettlebell Deadlift

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  • Lower Back
  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes
  • Quadriceps
  • Forearms
  • Core

The deadlift is one of the foundation exercises of fitness. You should have the double kettlebell deadlift in your kettlebell strength program. There are very few exercises that develop overall strength in all of the major muscle groups like the deadlift does. By using two kettlebells with this exercise, you will be able to provide a sufficient weight load to challenge your body’s systems, and get great results!

The double kettlebell deadlift is a very functional movement because it correlates with many activities that you do on a daily basis. You use the same range of motion when you lift heavy things, pick up children, carry groceries, and do yard work and various maintenance activities.

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Double Kettlebell Deadlift

  1. Place two kettlebells between your feet with the handles lined up so that they split the mid-line of your feet.
  2. Hinge forward at the hips and grab the handles of the kettlebells. Bend the knees as much as needed to reach the handles.
  3. Roll the shoulders back so that the arms are firmly pulled into their sockets, and completely flatten out the spine.
  4. Engage the abdominals and drive the feet into the floor as you press the hips forward. Generate as much power from the hips as possible.
  5. In the upright position, make sure that your glutes are squeezed and your abdominals are still engaged.
  6. Hinge the hips back as you lower the kettlebells back between your feet.


Keep the back straight! Seriously, keep the back straight!

Keep the head up and stick the chest out to help maintain that straight back.

Start and finish with the kettlebells between your feet so that you don’t have to lean forward and strain the lower back.

It’s all about the hinge in the hips!

Kettlebell Deadlift


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