If you have the TT Kettlebell Revolution Workouts, you’d notice that there isn’t any "direct" ab work.
Because all the movements involved using kettlebells and the bodyweight exercises that you’ll find in the program all require that you use your abs "indirectly".
Just a quick and basic physiology lesson…
Your abs are meant to keep your torso and spine stable. The network of muscles known as your core is essential to stabilizing your entire body during movement. Your abs are NOT there to bring your chest into your hips (as in a crunching or sit-up motion).
If that were the case, then your rectus abdominus (your 6-pack muscle) would look more like a hamstring!
But what if we want some extra ab work to add into our KB Revolution workouts?
Well first, we need to use exercises that use our abs the way they were meant to be used.
And we need to use the best bang-for-your-buck exercises. Exercises that force us to stabilize our entire body and really focus on us bracing our abs while we resist rotation or movement.
Below, I’ve thrown together an ideal Ab Finisher Circuit.
Watch the video and let me know if you have any questions or comments!
Have a great weekend! -Chris, CSCS, CTT