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Core Strength Progression Kettlebell Workout

Core Strength Progression Kettlebell Workout

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October 22, 2015
Updated September 24, 2018
Category: Fitness

Workout Summary

Building real core strength requires more than “wanting a six pack this summer,” it requires building lasting strength throughout your entire trunk by hitting it in every plane of motion. Lucky for you that we have you covered with the Core Strength Progression Kettlebell Workout.

Needless to say, the Core Strength Progression Kettlebell Workout goes beyond an aesthetic stomach!

This workout gives you functional core strength through a series of kettelbell exercises. You won’t just get a strong core, you will be hurting from head to toe if you can make  it through its entirety!

The workout begins with an overhead lunge, allowing you to engage your core right from the get go, and every move after that gets progressively more difficult to perform, ending with a kettlebell juggle variation.

Give this pre-summer workout a try if you want a functionally fit six pack, or take on the challenge if you are just looking for a core burner using ballistic kettlebell movements.

Workout Instructions

A1: Double Kettlebell Overhead Reverse Lunge –  5 sets x 10 reps

B1: Kettlebell Rotational Clean – 3 sets x 10 reps (each side)
B2: Kettlebell Rotational Clean to Bent Press – 3 sets x 5 reps (each side)

C1: Kettlebell Figure 8 to Hold – 3 sets x 10 reps
C2: Kettlebell Uppercut Juggle – 3 sets x 5 reps (each side)

Other Workout Details

Workout Created By: John Wolf
Workout Demonstrated By: John Wolf
Equipment Used: Onnit Kettlebells

Core Strength Progression Kettlebell Workout

John Wolf is Onnit's Chief Fitness Officer, and an expert in unconventional training methods such as kettlebell, steel club, and suspension training. With 15-plus years of experience in the fitness industry, he has worked with rehab clients and athletes of all levels. He moves like Spider Man and can deadlift more than 500 pounds any day of the week.
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