Whether you’re at the gym or working out at home, kettlebells can help add variety to your standing ab workouts. Fitness trainer Brittany Lupton shared her favorite kettlebell moves that target the core, arms and shoulders. Read more standing kettlebell ab workout – strongandfit.com
The first exercise, the renegade row, is a great core, arm and back exercise that requires you to engage your entire core. Stand with feet hip-width apart and hold a kettlebell (not too heavy) extended out in front of you, perpendicular to your body. With your core engaged, push your hips back, and swing the kettlebell up diagonally across your chest until it’s above your right shoulder. Slowly return the kettlebell to starting position and repeat with the opposite side.
Elevate Your Abs: Standing Kettlebell Exercises for a Sculpted Midsection
This kettlebell ab exercise is challenging because it targets the obliques and the muscles that stabilize your spine in your low-back. Begin in a straight-arm plank position with a heavy kettlebell resting behind your left hand on the floor or on an elevated block. With your core engaged, reach out with your right hand beneath torso and over to the left side of kettlebell’s position, then pull the kettlebell up to shoulder height. Return to the starting position and repeat — that’s one rep.
The farmer’s walk, also known as the suitcase carry, is an excellent kettlebell move for the upper body and core. It’s best done with one or two kettlebells and is similar to a walking plank. You’ll walk for a designated distance while carrying the kettlebell in either one or both hands.