kettlebell workout abs are a great way to hit your core without using your arms. This exercise is effective for all muscle groups and is great for reducing body fat as well as building lean mass.
To perform this exercise, hold a kettlebell in front of your chest. Bend at the knees and bend your back slightly. Keep your arms close to your body and move the kettlebell across your torso and up overhead. This is a single-sided movement that really challenges your core, says NASM-certified personal trainer Lacee Duncan.
Kettlebell Exercises to Get a Six-Pack
Straight-arm plank with a kettlebell
With your hands gripped around the kettlebell, start in a straight-arm plank position. Pull the kettlebell back toward the side of your chest with your left arm, keeping your elbow tucked in close to your body.
Diagonal Kettlebell Swing
With both arms slightly bent, core engaged and hips stable, move the kettlebell across your torso on a diagonal. When it reaches the outside of your right hip, raise it above your right shoulder and reverse to return to the starting position. Repeat 8-12 reps on the opposite side.
Rowing with a kettlebell
This is an exercise that often gets overlooked in kettlebell training but it’s really one of the most effective ab exercises that you can do. The key to getting the most out of this is to do it slowly and try not to arch your back or allow your hips to fall to the floor.