Core Blasting Kettlebell Ab Workout With Allo
Kettlebell workouts are a great way to target your core in unique ways that directly correlate to many of the motions you perform on a daily basis. These killer kettlebell abs exercises will help you build core strength for better posture, mobility, and even digestion.
One of the best parts of this heart-pumping ab workout, and nearly all kettlebell workouts really, is that you can do all of these exercises at home with just a mat and your kettlebell. You only need one to do this workout, but you may want the option of choosing between lighter and heavier kettlebells based on the type of movement the exercise calls for.
Standard Kettlebell Swing
We’ll start off with the standard kettlebell swing. This exercise is a great way to transition from your stretching and warm-up routine into your main workout focus working all of your core muscles.
With any swinging kettlebell exercise, it’s important to maintain proper posture throughout in order to avoid strain or injury. Start with the lightest weight possible as you get a feel for the form and move up as gradually as possible. It’s always okay to move back down if you feel your posture being compromised or during recovery from an injury.
If you are not able to swing the kettlebell all the way up to shoulder height, that is perfectly alright and just bring it up as high as you can. With enough practice and patience, you will be able to practice the full swing in no time.
While kettlebell windmills are not overly complicated in their motion, they can be somewhat difficult so be sure to start out light and move your weight up gradually. This exercise will strengthen your stabilizer muscles while also giving some attention to your shoulders and arms for an overall upper body workout as well as an ab workout.
Kettlebell Lateral Swings
Lateral kettlebell swings are fairly similar to standard kettlebell swings aside from the fact that instead of swinging the weight out in front of you, this time, you will be swinging the weight from one side to the other at the same time as you lift it upward.
There is an even greater need to maintain proper posture with this exercise as the added rotation of the spine makes strain or injury more likely and even potentially more severe should the worst occur. Use a mirror, film yourself, or have someone watch you at the gym as you begin learning how to do lateral swings to make sure that you are protecting your back, hips, and knees with proper posture.
The Turkish get-up is one of the most difficult kettlebell exercises as it requires moving through multiple postures from flat on the floor to a kneeling position and all the way up to a standing position all while holding a kettlebell above your head.
If you have never attempted this exercise before, you might want to start without using a weight at all for the first few times to make sure that you are performing each stage of the exercise correctly while simply holding up your fist to imitate how your body will be positioned once you start using the kettlebell.
Plank pull-throughs are a great way to end your workout, especially if you feel like you can’t get up off the floor after doing the Turkish get-ups. This exercise is straightforward but still challenging and gives you a chance to incorporate more functional movements into your kettlebell ab workout.
Build Your Core Muscles with Allo Before and After Your Workout
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If you enjoyed our kettlebell ab workout as much as we did we would really recommend checking out our "Ab Workout At Home" to get those abs on fire today in the comfort of your home!
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