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Many gyms offer kettlebells in a variety of weights.
A kettlebell is simply a weighted implement that is available in a variety of loads. Whether it develops your lower back muscles depends on the exercises that you do with the kettlebell. There are a variety of exercises that do strengthen the lower back. Train with a kettlebell on nonconsecutive days and perform a five- to 10-minute dynamic warmup before you begin. Always keep your spine in a neutral position as you're performing the exercises, which means it's not bent forward or hyperextended.
Lower Back Muscles
The major muscle group in your lower back is your erector spinae, which run along your spine. The erector spinae is responsible for extending, or straightening, your spine. When you're bent over and you come up to a standing position, it's your erector spinae that's straightening your spine. The muscle is also constantly working isometrically, which means it's contracting to hold your spine in a stable position. With a kettlebell, you can work your lower back both dynamically and statically.
Alternating Kettlebell Bent-Over Row
The alternating kettlebell bent-over row forces your lower back to contract isometrically and hold you in a bent-over position as you perform the exercise. With your feet set to hip-width apart and a kettlebell in each hand, push your hips back and bend over at the waist, bending your knees slightly. Lower until your torso is parallel to the floor, and hold that position. Your arms should hang down toward the floor. Pull one kettlebell to the side of your torso, and then lower it, switching arms with each rep. In addition to your lower back, the bent-over row also works the latissimus dorsi in your upper back and your biceps.
Kettlebell Figure Eight
The figure eight exercise also forces your lower back to hold you in a bent-over position. Get in the same bent-over position as bent-over row but hold a single kettlebell in one hand. While maintaining your torso position, move the kettlebell through your legs in a figure eight pattern, transferring it between hands as necessary.
Kettlebell swings work your lower back dynamically. It also develops strength in your glutes, hamstrings and quads. Hold a single kettlebell in one hand and set your feet slightly wider than your hips. Hold the kettlebell down between your legs. Bend forward at the waist to lower the kettlebell toward the floor. Using your glutes, extend your hips, back and knees to swing the kettlebell up and in front of you. Raise it until it's shoulder-height, and then bend your hips, back and knees to swing the weight back between your legs. Go right into the next rep.