A best kettlebell workouts for abs and chest is a great way to get a full-body workout and challenge your body’s ability to perform everyday movements. These workouts are also great for improving strength and overall functional fitness.
The Bellerino Swing
In this exercise, you use the weight of one kettlebell to work your pecs, triceps and shoulders. Holding one kettlebell, squat down to grab the handle and swing the weight back between your legs while shifting your hips back. Then, thrust your hips forward to swing the weight over to the other side. Repeat on the opposite side for 8-12 reps.
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The Chop Move
In the chop movement, you use the weight of a kettlebell to work your obliques and stabilizer muscles of your low-back. Performing this exercise is best done on a bench with an incline of 30 to 40 degrees.
Start in a supine position, placing each kettlebell about six inches more than shoulder-width apart. Lean to one side and grab the kettlebell with an underhand grip. The bell should be on the outside of your forearm with your palm facing your body.
Lie on your back and lift your upper body so that it creates an imaginary V-shape with your thighs. Make sure to keep your core engaged the whole time.
Performing this plank exercise with a kettlebell is a challenging move that challenges the stabilizer muscles of your core. Unlike traditional planks, this one requires you to resist rotation. Keeping your shoulders down away from your ears the entire time, perform this exercise for 30 to 45 seconds then switch sides.