One of the primary jobs of your abdominal muscles is to keep your body stable while your limbs move. Therefore, for a strong and functional body, we need more than just crunches for our abs.
To perform this exercise:
1. Set the kettlebell out to the left side of your torso.
2. Get into a strong plank position. If you are not stable in a tall plank, #1 lower your knees to the ground for this exercises and #2 practice planks on a regular basis
3. Lift your right hand and reach under your left out to where the kettlebell is resting. Get a good grip and drag the bell under your body to a similar spot out to the right side of your torso.
4. Repeat with left hand.
5. Once you can perform 12 alternating reps with fantastic form, go ahead and add weight.
Be sure to keep both feet on the ground, squeeze your glutes, and look out at the ground in front of your fingers (to keep a healthy neck position). DON'T hold your breath or push through pain.
If you don’t have a Kettlebell use a dumbbell, sandbag or medicine ball.
My training style is creative, fun and effective because that's what keeps us moving! I combine kettlebells, bodyweight strength training, balance, and PLAY into well rounded, safe workouts. If it isn't fun, we won't do it - so get out there and climb, skip, handstand...anything that makes you smile and a little better than yesterday!