Kettlebell Sit-up

The kettlebell sit-up is a core strengthening exercise that improves the body's ability to stabilize the spine while strengthening the hip flexor and lower lumber regions.

Step by step instructions

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Exercise Steps 1

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Lie flat on your back with your knees bent to 90 degrees, feet on the floor. Hold a kettlebell with both hands on top of your chest.

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Exercise Steps 2

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Keeping the kettlebell against your chest, tighten your core and use your abs to crunch up, raising your torso off the ground. Pause at the top before returning to the starting position.

Mistakes and Tips

  1. Do not tuck your chin too much.
  2. Lower yourself slowly and with control.
  3. Hold the kettlebell tightly and don't let the weight rest on your body.

Advanced Variations