How to Design a Kettlebell Ab Workout

An ab kettlebell workout is a great way to target the obliques and strengthen your core. However, you need to choose the right exercises for your needs.

To begin, decide if you want to focus on the obliques or your abs in general. Then, design a circuit that includes a few kettlebell-based ab exercises.

Kettlebell Ab Workout for a Stronger Core

Plank pull through:

This exercise works the obliques and core muscles along your sides. Start in a high plank position with your wrists under your shoulders and a kettlebell placed next to your left hand.

Maintaining this form, reach your right hand across your body to find the handle of the kettlebell on the left side and then press it up through your palm. Return your hand to the floor and repeat on the other side.

Single arm side load march:

This is a simple yet effective anti-lateral flexion exercise that targets hip stability. Stand tall with a kettlebell held in your right hand down at your side (your feet can be together or at hip distance). Raise your knee up to about hip level, pause, then lower it back down.

Kettlebell walk:

This is a basic, effective anti-lateral flexion exercise that also trains balance and coordination. Hold the kettlebell up overhead as you walk forward.

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