Kettlebell Exercises For Abs
One great thing I noticed about Kettlebells exercises is that they are awesome for the abs. In this post, I will go through some simple workouts you can do to get abs to be proud of, no matter whether you are a man or a woman.
It Takes More Than Just Sit-Ups
There seems to be a common belief that the key to getting good abs is sit-ups. For me, I can never get good abs from doing sit-ups. I get the aches and pains but not the muscles. Maybe I can’t sustain them for long enough, or maybe I just do them wrong!
I tried doing “curls” (mini sit-ups, better for the back) once as well and while it was relatively easy for me to do, I couldn’t maintain it. Why?
With this type of exercise, I need to see results instantly, and this type of exercise doesn’t give instant results.
What I am saying is, when I do workouts for a specific goal (building a certain muscle) I can’t do it for more than a couple of weeks, but when I am doing it as part of a routine or a fun activity like a sport, I can do it forever.
Look At The Bigger Picture And Do A Routine
I am a firm believer that the key to improving any part of your body is to do a routine or sport that works on not only one aspect of your health and fitness. For me, this is because you won’t be focusing in your mind on just one thing, and won’t be impatient or frustrated at a lack of results.
If you are thinking about the bigger picture, then the other things, in this case your abs, will take care of themselves.
Still, with that said, here are some useful ab exercises you can do as part of a bigger routine. If you want to know more about routines that you can do, keep reading.
Kettlebell Exercises For Abs
Kettlebell sit-ups (2hand or 1hand)
This one courtesy of FitnessWithRachel.
Don’t worry if you can’t make it look as easy as she does, it takes practice, but is well worth it.
Kettlebell Russian Twists
Thanks to IronCoreKettlebells for this one
I’ve talked about this one before and it is a great exercise for both arms and abs.
Thanks to Kbqueen.
Putting It All Together
As I mentioned earlier, these exercises are a good start, but are better as part of a wider routine. You may be thinking that you do not have the time to perform a wider routine, or that you just want to get a flat stomach/six-pack and you will be happy, but you can actually find some very good routines and DVDs.
The most important thing to remember is that you should be working out for your own enjoyment as well as results. I can go cycling all year round or play sport all year round because I enjoy it, and as such I have decent legs, but if you asked me to go to the gym and do leg exercises, I would give up after two weeks.
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