If you’re looking to add some variety to your ab workouts, try adding kettlebell workout for abs and chest. These exercises use resistance to train core muscles, making them challenging for any fitness level.
One of the biggest mistakes people make in ab training is doing static exercises that don’t take the abs through a full range of motion against resistance. For instance, a plank exercise won’t activate your core because it only uses static abs.
Fortunately, kettlebell ab exercises take the abs through their full range of motion against resistance. They’re great for sculpting your abs and working the entire core (transversus abdominis, obliques, and rectus abdominis).
Kettlebell Ab Domination: The Ultimate Guide to Achieving a Strong Core
This is one of the most basic yet effective ab exercises. It focuses on stabilizing the abs, but also helps build strength in your shoulder stabilizers so you can resist the pull of gravity when lifting the kettlebell up and down.
Start in a supine position with your legs spread apart a little wider than shoulder width. Raise your left knee up to hip height, pause, and then lower it back down to the floor. Repeat on the other side for 8-12 reps per leg.
Kettlebell Straight Arm Sit
Similar to the horizontal row, this exercise focuses on stabilizing your abs, but you’ll hold the kettlebell in one hand only. It’s a great way to target your obliques and upper abdominal muscles at the same time, which can be a bit more difficult with two arms.