9 Trainer-Approved Kettlebell Ab Exercises

No basic crunches in here.

Trainers share their favorite kettlebell ab exercises.
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Kettlebells provide great resistance to help activate your core muscles, says strength coach Nikki Naab-Levy. You can also use them to work your core in functional ways that mimic movements from everyday life. Here are 9 kettlebell ab exercises that are trainer-approved.


Farmer’s Carry

Naab-Levy says this exercise hits the spinal stabilizers and obliques.

- Hold a moderately heavy kettlebell in right hand.

- With good posture, walk across room for 1 minute.

- Keep body upright to work obliques.

Repeat on both sides, 3x.