Kettlebell Figure 8s

Purpose

Figure 8’s are a unique way to work the abdominals with a focus on the oblique muscles since you are twisting your core.

Execution

Begin by placing a kettlebell between your legs and take a stance that is wider than shoulder width apart. Bend over by pushing your hips back and bending your knees slightly. Next, grab the kettle bell with one hand. Now, pass it to your other hand which should grab the kettlebell from behind your leg. Continue to pass the kettlebell through your legs until you complete your set.

Tip

Start with a light weight and focus on the motion. Some athletes to this movement for speed to help increase explosive power and also coordination.

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