In addition to being a great way to burn calories and strengthen your core, standing kettlebell ab workout also make an excellent workout equipment for the whole body.
The key to a successful ab workout is to choose a few moves that will really challenge your entire core. For example, a standing kettlebell ab workout can include several movements that work your core while also increasing your heart rate and challenging your arms, shoulders, and legs.
1. Full Sit-Ups With Kettlebell
This movement lights up your entire core, says Duncan, but it’s especially tough on the side of your abs that hold the bell.
Start in a half kneeling position, with your right leg in front and your left toes curled under. Hold a kettlebell with your right hand and elevate it diagonally in front of your body, using the right arm for support.
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2. Around the World
This move will seriously work your core, including your obliques.
Stand with your feet hip-width apart and lean forward to grasp the kettlebell with one hand. Shift your hips back, then thrust your hips forward to swing the kettlebell laterally across your body.
This exercise will seriously work your obliques, but it’s also good for your shoulder muscles and for your core stabilization, says Duncan.
4. Plank Row
The horizontal row is an exercise that gets overlooked by many people, but it’s a powerful abdominal exercise that will get your obliques pumped while challenging your back muscles.