The kettlebell is a great tool to add to your ab workouts because it’s a full-body movement that engages many muscle groups, including the core. It also provides a lot of variety in movement that you can do with the kettlebell to keep it challenging and effective.
Here are a few examples of kettlebell ab exercises to try:
Start in a high plank position with your wrists directly under your shoulders and the kettlebell placed next to your left hand. Maintain the high plank position ensuring your shoulder blades are stacked and your core is tight to prevent arching of the back. Slowly lower the kettlebell straight up towards your chest while keeping your hips square and avoiding any rolling of the upper body. Perform 8 to 10 reps on each side. More info kettlebell ab exercises – strongandfit.com
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A variation of the traditional crunch, this exercise is a great alternative that targets both your abdominal and oblique muscles. Lie down on the floor with your knees bent and a kettlebell held above your chest. Press the kettlebell up, keeping your arms straight without bending your wrists and hold for a second before lowering it behind you (as far as you can go) to bring your shoulders down and back before exhaling and pulling the kettlebell back towards your chest.
Adding a little more challenge to this traditional exercise, the Russian twist is a great way to add some intensity to your regular crunches. Start in a half-kneeling position with your right foot on the ground and your left arm holding the kettlebell in front of you in a V-position. Twist your body to touch the kettlebell to the floor on each side (one side-to-side count as a rep).