Best Kettlebell Exercises for Abs
Been working on that gut for a while? Trying to add some new spice to your workout routine and burn off some belly fat?
Of all the types of exercise equipment that can be used to supplement a strict bodyweight workout, the most effective one I’ve found for many purposes is the kettlebell. As it turns out, because of its unique qualities, there are some great kettlebell exercises for abs.
Let’s take a look at how to use kettlebells to get those washboard abs you’ve been wanting.
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The Bodyweight WOD Solves Exercise Boredom!
Can’t get out of bed in the morning to do the same old workout?
Neither can I.
Like you, there are days I struggle to get off the couch and do my morning calisthenics. Lately I’ve discovered that picking a different Workout Of the Day (WOD) helps by giving me a different workout every time I lace up my shoes!
Crossfit has made the WOD (workout of the day) popular. WODs include different exercises each day, and with different parameters, to ensure you really never do the same thing twice.
As calisthenics is a significant part of Crossfit, it stands to reason that calisthenics enthusiasts can make use of Crossfit WODs that include primarily bodyweight exercises.
You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises Book (and App) Review
When it comes to implementing a fitness program that is as self-sufficient as calisthenics, some folks give it a go on their own with a stack of YouTube videos and experimentation.
When you really want a comprehensive program that includes everything you need to know–including how to sequence all your bodyweight exercises and progressions as part of a cohesive fitness program– you’ll want to give in and bend the ear of an expert.
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Celebrities and Bodyweight–The Herschel Walker Workout
If you ever doubted that there are famous people who’ve reached the pinnacle of success using only bodyweight workouts, just wait until you get a load of the Herschel Walker workout.
Herschel Walker is a BEAST.
In his prime, he was reportedly doing 5,000 pushups and 5,000 situps.
But he’s not the only celebrity to use calisthenics to maintain a camera-ready body.
Let’s take a look at the some famous people you may not know work out without weights.
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Hey guys, it’s the Halloween edition of the Bodyweight and Calisthenics Roundup! Hope you had a great Saturday night and didn’t rip your fitness goals apart.. but even if you did, let’s get right into it.
This post by Antranik caught my eye this week on a tactical and a philosophical level.
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It’s so easy and inexpensive to get a great workout at home when you are a bodyweight fitness fanatic if you have the best power tower and dip station at your disposal!
You can easily do squats and pushups with no equipment, but there are a number of core exercises that are difficult without a pull up tower.
A pull up tower with dip station enables you to do:
- leg raises
- knee raises
Getting this in one piece of equipment is really efficient for creating a compact and effective home gym.
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Bodyweight Alternatives for the Deadlift
When you’re getting into bodyweight training, one of the things you’ll discover is that there is a bodyweight version of most of the core exercises performed with weights at the gym.
- Instead of bench presses, try pushups.
- Instead of seated military presses, try handstand pushups.
- Instead of weighted squats, try pistol squats.
One of the most effective weighted exercises is difficult to replicate with just bodyweight–the deadlift. But there are alternatives.
In this post, I’ll explain why the deadlift is such an awesome exercise, and cover some of the bodyweight exercises you can perform in its place.
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Let’s get inspired!
It’s this week’s roundup of bodyweight training posts, videos and articles. Spotted something we should include next week? Contact me on Twitter!
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My beginner bodyweight program–pushup, pullup, squat and L-sit, along with walking and running–technically require only one piece of equipment. You need a pullup bar to raise your weight off the ground. And if you’re outside, you should probably wear shorts..and a top if you’re a lady. 🙂
As you get further into the bodyweight world, you’re going to want to expand your repertoire. Thanks to the Navy SEALs, we now have a way to develop the body in multiple dimensions simultaneously using suspension training: TRX.
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Putting a tough week of work behind me, here’s this week’s bodyweight training blog post roundup! Lots to cover, so let’s get started.
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