Kettlebell Trunk Twists

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The seated kettlebell trunk twist is an intermediate core conditioning exercise that targets the abs and obliques.


Picture of Abdominals


The abdominal muscles (abs) provide movement and support to your core area. The deeper and closer to the spine the particular abdominal muscle is, the more effect over body posture it will have, and this often contributes significantly to a healthy back.

Picture of Obliques


Many people put a lot of focus on working their abs but forget their surrounding neighbors; the oblique muscles. Obliques serve as stabilizers, and are used in almost every physical activity. Exercising your obliques should be a very important part of your workout program.

Equipment Used

Picture of Kettlebell


The kettlebell is a cast-iron weight (resembling a cannonball with a handle) used to perform ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training. Sizes may range from 4 pounds (1.8 kg) to 175 pounds (79 kg).

Exercise Instructions

kettlebell trunk twists - step 1

Step 1

Start in a seated position with your feet off the floor and your back straight.

kettlebell trunk twists - step 2

Step 2

While holding the kettlebell in both hands, twist from hip to hip touching the kettlebell to the floor on both sides.

kettlebell trunk twists - step 3

Step 3

Complete the recommended number of repetitions.