Group of People Holding KettlebellsYou may be sick of your trainer lecturing you on the importance of core strength, but your trainer won’t ever stop because it is extremely vital. Every movement you do during exercise and in in your daily life involves your core. Whilst there are plenty of exercises that can strengthen your abs, kettlebell exercises are among the easiest.

The kettlebell’s unique shape helps in distributing weight unevenly, so that it engages your core muscles continuously through every movement. This helps control the shifting gravity of the kettlebell when you move.

When it comes to kettlebell training courses, may give you a background on the following routines:

The Swing

This single-arm swing is the basic movement on which other swinging kettlebell movements depend upon. This exercise is great for your glutes, squads, hamstrings, lower and upper back, grip strength, and arms. This involves swinging your kettlebell backwards and forwards between your legs — similar to a pendulum — while keeping your spine in neutral position.

You must be standing upright with your knees locked and the kettlebell positioned mid-torso. There should be a slight bend in your elbow. Practice proper breathing while swinging the kettlebell between your legs. Make sure that you move your hips along with each swing.

The Snatch

This full body movement is excellent for your back, shoulders, hamstrings, and glutes. Swing your kettlebell above your head and end the swing with your arm parallel to your head. The kettlebell should rest on your forearm’s back portion. Your kettlebell should meet your forearm’s back portion at the height of each swing, as you straighten your elbow.

The Clean

This move is pretty much like the swing. Instead of swinging your kettlebell away from you, you “clean” it instead into your body and hold it in rack position for several seconds. While in this position, your kettlebell must rest on the V-shape gap between your forearm and biceps. Your elbow must rest on your hip or reach toward your hip. Afterwards, swing your kettlebell back between your legs.

Whilst these simple moves will help familiarise you with beginner kettlebell exercises, it is better to join an actual kettlebell training course. This will help you better understand how the exercise works, as well as the proper form and handling.