A Kettlebell Workout For Abs
In a time where fitness trends are flying around the room like the moon, kettlebell workout for abs | Strong And Fit have been proven to be one of the best for building and maintaining core strength. In addition to strengthening your abs, you’ll also build a strong back and shoulders as you lift, hold, and move these weights.
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When you swing a kettlebell, your abs work hard to stabilize and keep your spine long and straight as you rotate your body forward. “This movement works almost all of your abdominal muscles,” says Duncan, a New York City-based certified personal trainer and health coach.
The Farmer’s Carry
Rather than bringing your legs up high, this exercise challenges your core through anti-lateral flexion and stability. To do this, begin in a squat position with your left foot planted slightly in front of your right knee (your left knee bent 90 degrees and your foot touching the ground).
Then, shift your weight to your left hand and sweep your right leg backwards under your butt. Repeat on the other side.
The farmer’s carry is a great way to double up on core strength and stability through anti-lateral flexion, but it’s even more challenging when you add this exercise as part of your abs workout routine.
With your torso squared forward and the kettlebell held overhead, walk forward. When your thighs reach a level you can’t hold, pause, and return to the beginning.
Adding a weighted ‘chop’ movement to this half-kneeling position can take the challenge up a notch, says Duncan. But you have to be careful, too, not to twist your hips and lower back out of balance.