Everyone wants 6-pack washboard abs, but to get them you need to tone and strengthen the core muscles. You can achieve this with a combination of diet and exercise that’s tailored to your body type, but you can also improve results by adding strength-training exercises with a kettlebell. These stomach exercises with kettlebell will help you build the muscles you need for a flatter belly, while also improving shoulder and upper-body strength and gripping ability. Find out strongandfit.com
Start by standing with feet wider than shoulder-width apart and holding the kettlebell with right hand, fingertips pointed to the sky (your eyes remain fixed on the kettlebell throughout the movement). Shift your hips to the left and lower the kettlebell close to your shins. Keep the core tight and reach the kettlebell under your body to place it on the other side (one side-to-side count as one rep). Repeat for 10-12 repetitions of each set.
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The wood chop is a great workout for the obliques, which are the ab muscles that run along the sides of your core. To perform this exercise, lie on your back with your shins against the floor and your torso up in a V shape. Grab a kettlebell with both hands and lift it above your chest, keeping your arms straight without bending the wrists. Slowly lower the weight behind you to the ground, squeezing the core and hips to avoid arching your back.
This workout by Roxie Jones will work your entire body, but it’s especially effective for burning belly fat. Try it for yourself, using a 10-pound kettlebell—or lighter if necessary. A heavier weight doesn’t necessarily make a better workout; it’s the form you use that makes the difference.