Kettlebell Oblique Workout

Posted On Mar 16, 2022 By Amy Kiser Schemper

A woman performing a seated twist using a kettlebell.

Of all the slang terms for body parts, "love handles" might be my favorite! Of course, I'm talking about our obliques – those internal and external core muscles on our sides. Probably one of the most common areas I get asked about as a trainer, and one of the most fun and functional to work.

We use our obliques so much during our daily lives, when we twist, turn, rotate, and reach, so we need these muscles to be strong and mobile. While we can't spot train, there are some ways to target certain muscle groups, and my favorite way to train our obliques is to incorporate them into a full-body workout. Check out the workout below using a kettlebell, and let's show some love to those love handles!

Kettlebell Oblique Workout

*Do each for 30 seconds, followed by 15 seconds rest. Repeat 3 times.

  • Split squat chop
  • Windmill
  • Seated twist
  • Side plank tap
  • Plank knee circle

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