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May 23, 2018 3 Comments

The kettlebell is by far one of the best pieces of equipment for your core. Not only does it's uneven weight mean that you have to work harder to stabilize its movement (which means enhanced core sculpting), but it also allows you to add powerful, fat blasting movements to your workout -- and these are the moves for really torching fat.

But you probably already know about the perks of training with kettlebells. You're reading this article to find out how to do the moves that will get results.

Fair enough. We’ll get to it. Here they are.


3 Amazing Kettlebell Exercises for Abs


The Overhead Kettlebell Swing

By using all of your core, including your glutes, as well as your legs (and even your arms), this move builds muscle all over your beautiful body -- and this will help burn through more fat that would otherwise be stored on your midsection.

Tips:

  • Drive your hips forwards while straightening your back to send the kettlebell upward. This is where most of the power of the movement will come from, so don’t use your arms to drive up until the kettlebell reaches about shoulder height.
  • Keep your weight in your heels to engage your glutes and keep the movement grounded.
  • Keep your spine straight and long and your chest lifted. Don’t hunch over!

Kettlebell Unders

This move may leave your legs on fire, but your core also gets an amazing workout -- especially your lower back, hips and your butt.

Tips:

  • Keep your weight on your heels to engage your glutes and keep the movement grounded.
  • Keep your spine straight and long and your chest lifted. Don’t hunch over!

Kettlebell Sit Up

This video uses dumbbells, but we want you to use a kettlebell to really engage those smaller stabilizing muscles and work every inch of your abs. In addition to your abs, this move will work your arms, shoulders and chest.

Tips:

  • Tuck your belly-button into your spine as you sit up to maximize your ab workout.
  • Don’t rest at the bottom of the movement.
  • Leave a soft bend in your elbow to keep the stress in the muscle, and out of your joints. Don’t lock your elbow!
  • Hold the kettlebell with both hands from the handle, so that the ball hangs between your arms. You can hold it by the base, but this detracts from the amount you will have to use your stabilizing muscles.
There you have it!3 moves to a stronger, more toned tummy. Do them as a circuit 3-4 times for an amazing ab workout (that works the whole body!) or add one to the end of your next workout and perform until you’ve maxed out. Word to the wise, if you can push beyond two minutes, chances are your kettlebell weight is too light and you need to level up!

3 Responses

Hilary Spencer
Hilary Spencer

May 25, 2018

Love this

Amy Hughes
Amy Hughes

May 23, 2018

Is 20lb. The ONLY weight the kettlebell is sold in? Would it be too much for a beginner?

Catherine Gardner
Catherine Gardner

May 23, 2018

I LOVE my 20lb Body Rock kettlebell. But it still gets a little too heavy. I would be thrilled if it also was offered as a 15 pounder.

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