Killer abs is the latest rage. Everyone wants a six-pack. Nobody wants to do the work. Killer abs cost—but you can do it the hard way or the easy way. The hard way— is to go to the gym every day and workout for an hour or two. The easy way—is with kettlebells!
Kettlebells make it easy to get those ripped six packs—without the need for costly heavy equipment. All you need is a Kettlebell. What could be easier or less expensive?
There are several exercises that you can do to burn fat, tighten and strengthen your abdominal core—like the Advanced Kettlebell Windmill exercise, the Kettlebell Figure 8, or the Double Kettlebell Windmill.
If you’re just beginning, start slow and make sure that, you have the right size kettlebell for your body strength. Using a kettlebell that is too heavy for you is a sure way to be injured.
Let’s look at a few of these exercises a little closer starting with the Kettlebell Figure 8.
This exercise comprises of making a figure 8 between your legs.
Take a comfortable stand and place the kettlebell between your legs. Bend over pushing out your butt, but keep your back flat. Pick up your kettlebell and pass it to your other hand—between your legs. Then repeat it for several more reps—going back and forth with this figure 8 movement.
The wonderful thing about this workout is that it is fun, simple and works out your hamstrings to boot.
Another great kettlebell exercise is the Kettlebell Pass Between the Legs. This simple workout helps to carve out killer abs while working out your obliques.
Take up a comfortable position with your kettlebell between your legs. Bend over pushing out your butt with your back flat like in the earlier exercise. Pick up your kettlebell and pass it to your other hand between your legs. This time you are not making a figure 8, but are swinging the bell between your legs and then transferring it to your other hand.
As you transfer the bell, make sure that you maintain control of the kettlebell—by exercising fluid stable motions.
Do one rep of five if you’re just starting out. If you are more advanced you can try 12-15. You will build your core; develop killer abs and all with simple kettlebell workouts.
*Exercise adapted from Bodybuilding.com