If you’re looking for an intense ab workout, try a kettlebell standing ab workout | Strong And Fit. This move combines muscle-pumping exercise with an extra dose of cardio for fat-burning results.
Is 10 minutes of kettlebells enough?
Most of the core exercises on this list are stabilization exercises, which target all your core muscles (transversus abdominis, rectus abdominis, and obliques) simultaneously. In this way, they can help shape your abdominals and your lower back, explains Duncan.
Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and toes pointed slightly out, holding a kettlebell with both hands, shoulders back and chest up. Tip the handle towards shins, then pick it up and swing it back between your legs, shifting hips back. Shift your weight forward to drive the kettlebell forward, allowing it to reach in front of your body at shoulder height (contracting glutes, quads, and core throughout).
In a plank position, lift the left leg off the floor, hinge at your hips and press into the ground with your right hand. Keep a rigid core to prevent the kettlebell from tracking above your shoulders and your back from arching.
Push the kettlebell overhead, locking out your right arm and bracing your core as you sit up. Repeat, alternating sides.
Pull the Kettlebell Under Your Torso
With a heavy kettlebell on the floor behind your right hand, in a high plank position, reach your left hand beneath your torso to grab it and then return it to the floor. Continue in this position for 30 to 60 seconds, then repeat the movement on the opposite side.