5 Ways to Use Kettlebells For Abs

how to use kettlebells for abs

Whether you’re looking for an extra challenge during your ab workouts or want to add variety, exercises with kettlebell for abs are a great way to increase the intensity and focus on key muscles that help develop firm and sculpted stomachs. Here are 5 ways to use kettlebells for abs:

V-Squat with Kettlebell

Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor, holding a kettlebell in both hands. Press the bell up above you, then slowly extend your legs and lower the bell down to the ground. Repeat on the other side.

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Lateral Swing with Kettlebell

The lateral swing engages your stabilizer muscles and your obliques as you cross the belly with the bell. This is an advanced exercise that requires good core strength and control to brake the movement at the top of the swing and then again at the bottom of the swing.

Passing the Kettlebell with a Half-Kneel position is a classic move that’s hard to master, but adding weight to this exercise can make it even harder for your core. “This is one of the most difficult ab-building exercises you can do, because it’s challenging your balance and hip flexion,” says Duncan.

Using the heavier kettlebell in this move helps build a stronger foundation for your core, while also challenging your balance and leg strength. Complete a full set of 10 reps on each side.