An Abdominal Circuit FINISHER For Your Kettlebell Revolution Workouts

If you have the TT Kettlebell Revolution Workouts, you’d notice that there isn’t any "direct" ab work.

Why?

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

9 Comments

  • Reply March 5, 2010

    Scott

    I don’t think I’ve ever had anyone explain proper technique for the roll-out… wonder if I’ve been doing it wrong this whole time? Thanks for the detail on proper technique for those moves!

    • Hey Scott

      Glad I could be of some help.

      Just remember the most important thing is to BRACE HARD when you do the exercises. Whether you do them “right” or not, if you’re bracing, you’re bound to get some ab work.

      Chris

  • Reply March 8, 2010

    Steven

    Great stuff Chris. There are still so many “gyms” teaching crunches and old scholl methods of performing abdominal workouts. The excercises you teach are incredibly more effective in getting the results of building abdominal muscles.
    Thank you

    • Thanks, Steven.

      You’re right, there are a lot of gyms that still do things the “old” way. Slowly, I’m sure change will come.

      CL

  • Reply March 8, 2010

    Kimberley in Hong Kong

    I just have to echo Scott and say thanks for all the details on technique. It really helps with both exercises you have been doing for a while as well as new ones.

    I gonna try this one this afternoon after my workout!!

  • Reply March 8, 2010

    Cynthia

    Like your breakdown of the Turkish get-up, you clearly have broken down and explained all the nuances of these moves. It is sooo helpful! Thanks.

    • no problem Cynthia.

      I’ve been doing some reading up on exercises that require you to start on the ground and progress to a standing position. It seems as though TGUs are a lot more important than I had thought. It’ll make for a good article soon.

      thanks for the comment!

      Chris

  • Reply March 8, 2010

    Jerry Shreck

    Well done; I like how detailed you are in the explanations of the exercises!

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