Abdominals


Aesthetically, the abs are seen as one of the most desirable muscles to possess. To the majority of people, abs consist of only the “6 pack,” however, this is only one part of the abdominals. More...

Kettlebells

Windmill

Difficulty: Beginner

  1. Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Hold the kettlebell in one hand and extend your arm above your head.
  2. Keeping your legs straight and the kettlebell above your head, lower the relaxed arm towards the ground, twisting your body towards the side of the raised arm.
  3. Return to the starting potion, tilt your pelvis forward and repeat.

Situp

Difficulty: Beginner

  1. Lay flat on your back with straight legs and hold the kettle bell above your chest at arm’s length.
  2. Draw your belly into the base of your spine to engage the muscles, then raise your head and shoulders off the floor with the kettlebell raised at arm’s length above your chest.
  3. Return to the starting position and repeat.

Woodchopper

Difficulty: Beginner

  1. Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart and hold the kettle bell with both hands against your hip.
  2. Keeping your arms straight, swing the kettlebell upwards and across your body towards your shoulder, raising the kettlebell to head height rotating your hips as you do so.
  3. Return to the starting position and repeat.

Russian Twist

Difficulty: Beginner

  1. Sit on the floor with your legs bent, knees together and feet raised slightly off the floor.
  2. Starting on one side and sitting up straight with your core muscles engaged, lift the kettlebell off the floor with both hands and bring it across your body to the other side, rotating your chest towards the floor as you do so.
  3. Tap the kettlebell lightly on the floor and bring the kettlebell back across your body to the starting position, rotating your chest towards the floor.
  4. Repeat, keeping the legs bent and feet raised throughout the exercise.