While everyone wants 6-pack washboard abs, the truth is that there are a number of muscles that have to be toned and strengthened in order to see those abs pop. A great way to do this is by using a kettlebell in combination with a full body workout routine. Kettlebell exercises are incredibly effective at targeting the core, upper back and arms. However, many people are unaware that they can also use a kettlebell to target their abdominal muscles. In this article we will be highlighting 5 of our favorite kettlebell exercises for your stomach that can be added to any total-body workout. URL stomach exercise with kettlebell – strongandfit.com

To perform the Typewriter Drag, position yourself in a plank (shoulders stacked right above wrists) and grab the kettlebell with one hand. Drive your hips forward and swing the kettlebell to your opposite knee (this can be tricky, so it is best to work up to it with a lighter weight). Return the kettlebell to the starting point with control, engaging your core the whole time. Repeat for 10 to 15 reps on each side.

Kettlebell Core Crusher: Effective Exercises for a Strong and Toned Stomach

This kettlebell exercise is a good progression from the Straight Arm Sit and Press, as it engages more of the obliques, as well as the core, shoulders and arms. Start in a half-kneeling position with your left foot behind you, and your knees bent at 90 degrees. With a kettlebell in your right hand, slide it across your chest to your left side, forming a halo shape. Keep the kettlebell close to your body and the core engaged, and circle it around the head to the right, bringing it to your chest. Perform 8-12 reps on each side.

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