If you’re looking for a challenging and effective ab abdominal kettlebell exercises to build lean muscle in your midsection, consider adding this movement into your workout. It targets your obliques and core stabilizing muscles, while also helping to strengthen your shoulders.
Start in a high plank position with the heavy kettlebell on the floor behind your right hand. Keep chest and hips as still and level as possible, then reach your left hand beneath your torso to grab the kettlebell on the right side.
Try Kettlebell Ab Exercises for a Strong Core
Engage your core and draw your shoulder blades back to prevent hunching over. Once you have reached your right arm, lift the kettlebell over to your left side and return to the original plank position. Repeat, alternating sides for 8 to 10 reps.
Kettlebell Straight Arm Sit
This is a more advanced version of the Sit and Press, but is still a great exercise that builds on core strength. This moves is a little bit more advanced and may require a lighter kettlebell.
Swing the Kettlebell Between Your Legs
This movement is a challenging core-building exercise, which requires you to push your hips back and thrust them forward to swing the kettlebell between your legs. If you don’t have the coordination and control to do it properly, you’ll likely hit your knee instead of your opposite leg.
Starting in a high plank position with your wrists under your shoulders and a kettlebell placed next to your left hand, bend at the waist and lean over to grasp the weight in your right hand. Pull your arm laterally across your body, aiming to get it over your left shoulder as you release it to the ground.