The “Best” Ab Exercise To Do With Your Kettlebell Workouts

One thing we rarely talk about in the kettlebell world is this:

If you want to be successful using kettlebells – if you want to maximize your results, you’ll need to do some direct abdominal work.

There’s no way around it.

There are so many exercises to do, where do you start?

Start with this one – it’s the foundation for all the others:

Give it a shot and leave me your comments below.

7 comments… add one
  • TB Feb 27, 2013 @ 14:17

    Question. Do I keep the arch in my lower back or do I press my lower back down into the floor while doing these?

    • GEOFFN Feb 28, 2013 @ 11:18

      TB – Press your lower back into the floor and keep it there.

  • nelson Feb 27, 2013 @ 16:43

    Hi Jeff, I see people at the gym doing planks and various other “ab” exercises all the time. I’ve been doing some training on a suspension equipment and have been told it is good for my anti-extension/rotation. I was wondering if I should separate my ab training by doing the planks and suspension training in one workout and doing the flexion training such as hanging leg raises, roll outs and now dead bug on a separate day? Or is it better to mix the two types in one training session?

    Great video. Will definitely incorrporate this as I hope this will loosen my shoulders too. Very cross crawlish!

    • GEOFFN Feb 28, 2013 @ 11:18

      You can split them apart for sure. I think you’ll find all the other stuff you do will get easier from doing these.

      And you’re right – “very cross crawlish!” indeed. 😉

  • THOMAS Mar 14, 2013 @ 12:20

    I have trouble pulling my fully extended leg far enough back to keep my knee behind my hip…but I think this is related to flexibility more than core strength-as I am able to perform sets of 5 strict HLRs…what do I need to stretch to help this and what stretches/frequency would you recommend?
    Thanks

    • GEOFFN May 22, 2013 @ 11:02

      Thomas – Bend your knees more so that the knee moves behind the hip.

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