In a fitness world full of here-today, gone-tomorrow trends, kettlebells have proven to be here to stay. And while they’re perfect for total body workouts, they’re also a great tool for targeting the abs. (Just remember, a heavier weight doesn’t always make a better workout; it’s your form that counts.) In this week’s video, our December Trainer of the Month Roxie Jones shows us how to use a kettlebell for abs with five quick but effective moves that’ll definitely leave your core feeling the burn. Read more kettlebell for abs – strongandfit.com
Start in a high plank position with wrists under shoulders and the kettlebell placed next to your left hand. Keeping the shoulder blades down and core engaged, move the kettlebell to the right side of your chest with your right hand. Return to plank and repeat on the opposite side for 8 reps each.
Shred Your Midsection: Kettlebell Exercises for Sculpted Abs and Core Strength
Begin in a half-kneeling position with your knees at about 90-degree angles and your right foot in front. With a kettlebell by the horns diagonally across your body and overhead to the right, push into your left hip, tracing the kettlebell down toward the left knee and floor. Once the kettlebell reaches your knee, reverse the motion to bring it back up and repeat.
Stand up straight with your feet shoulder width apart. Exhale and bend to one side, allowing the kettlebell to drop down between your legs. Keep your core tight as you raise the kettlebell back up to shoulder height, and then slowly lower it down between your legs again. Perform 10 reps of each movement.