Ab Exercises With Kettlebells
ab exercises with kettlebell are an effective way to strengthen your core and sculpt your body. They can be added to a cardio workout (Roxie Jones likes to do them after a run) or done on their own.
Lie on your back while holding a kettlebell by the handles above your chest. Keep your knees bent and raise your upper body so it creates an imaginary V-shape with your thighs. Repeat for 30 to 45 seconds.
Press the kettlebell overhead x 12: Stand with your feet a bit wider than shoulder-width apart and your toes pointed slightly out. Hold the handle with your right hand, pressing it directly overhead.
Build Core Strength with Kettlebell Exercises for Abs
Reach out to tip the kettlebell handle toward you and tip your head to look at the horizon. Hook your fingers around the handle with a loose grip. Inhale as you hike the kettlebell back between your legs.
Dead-stop swing x 12: Standing with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, lift the kettlebell off the floor. Swing it through the air.
Finish by hiking it back between your legs until your forearms touch your inner thighs.
Squat to the left x 12: Stand with your feet slightly narrower than shoulder-width apart and shift weight onto your left leg. Come to a single-leg stance by elevating your right knee to form a 90-degree angle.
Step your left foot back down and repeat with your right. Continue alternating for 30 to 45 seconds, then switch sides.