Kettlebell Ab Workout – Standing Russian Twist

There’s nothing quite like a good kettlebell ab workout standing | Strong And Fit to help target those hard-to-hit core muscles. These exercises are simple yet effective and can be conducted anywhere, even in your living room.

Are kettlebell workouts good for abs?

The standing Russian twist is a great exercise for working your obliques (the abdominal muscles that run along the sides of your body). To begin, place feet slightly wider than hip-width distance apart and hold a kettlebell in your hands by the horns out in front of you.

Turn your torso to the right and pull down with your left arm, then back up with your right hand. Complete a total of 8-12 reps per side.


This is one of the best compound ab workouts to do with a kettlebell and it targets 10 muscles. It also trains your shoulders, back stabilizers, hamstrings, glutes, quads and hips.

Start by getting into a high plank position with your hands on the handles of a kettlebell. Then shift your weight into your left heel and look up at the kettlebell.

Maintaining a straight leg and core, trace the kettlebell down your leg to the knee and floor until it reaches as far as possible (while staying comfortable and strong).

Once you’ve pushed the bell up overhead as far as you can comfortably go, reverse to return to the starting position. Repeat in the opposite direction and do a total of 8-12 reps, per side.

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