60 minute beginner ab workout with dumbbells and kettlebells at home

Here's everything you need to try our 60 minute beginner ab workout with dumbbells and kettlebells at home. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

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Sean Klein
Last updated
09/02/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Single Arm KB Farmers March
  • KB Suitcase Hold
  • Tall Kneeling Hip to Halo
  • Circuit 2
  • Single Arm Front Rack March
  • Double DB Farmers March
  • Half Kneeling Halo Rotation
  • Circuit 3
  • Single Arm OH KB Hold
  • Double KB Farmers March

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Single Arm KB Farmers March

Complete 10 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Single Arm KB Farmers March

Follow these cues to perform Single Arm KB Farmers March correctly:

  • Keep a slight bend in the arm holding the weight
  • Slowly march in place keeping the shoulders and hips square, not moving the weight at all.

KB Suitcase Hold

Complete 35 seconds

The KB Suitcase Hold is a very effective core exercise that can be used to resist rotation and or lateral flexion. From beginners to advanced, this exercise is a great way to progress your core strength.

Benefits of KB Suitcase Hold

The main benefit of the kettlebell suitcase hold is to increase strength and or endurance in the core musculature.

How To Do KB Suitcase Hold

  1. Find a stable base with the feet in line or slightly wider than the feet.
  2. Keep the kettlebell away from the leg with a slight bend in the arm.
  3. Keep the shoulders square and in a stable position.
  4. Look forward and as the position gets uncomfortable, do not start moving the head into different positions.

Coaching Tips For KB Suitcase Hold

Follow these cues to perform KB Suitcase Hold correctly:

  • Keep shoulders and hips square
  • Have a slight bend in the arm
  • Ensure the spine is straight.

Tall Kneeling Hip to Halo

Complete 6 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Tall Kneeling Hip to Halo

Follow these cues to perform Tall Kneeling Hip to Halo correctly:

  • In a stable lunge position, bring the KB from the hip round the head
  • Do not straighten the arms
  • Move slowly with control.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Single Arm Front Rack March

Complete 12 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Single Arm Front Rack March

Follow these cues to perform Single Arm Front Rack March correctly:

  • Keep the kettlebell in a secure front rack position throughout
  • Keep the back straight and resist the pull of the weight
  • Keep the elbow down and do not lift it up as you get fatigued.

Double DB Farmers March

Complete 16 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Double DB Farmers March

Follow these cues to perform Double DB Farmers March correctly:

  • Slowly transition from one foot to the next
  • Keep a slight bend in the arms while holding the DB's
  • Lift the knees to at least hip height.

Half Kneeling Halo Rotation

Complete 4 repetitions

The half kneeing halo rotation is an excellent core exercise that creates adaptation through resisting rotation from the weight of the kettlebell.

Benefits of Half Kneeling Halo Rotation

The main benefit is the adaptions created in the core musculature. For those with limited ranges of motion it can also be useful to move the shoulders through this challenging range of motion.

How To Do Half Kneeling Halo Rotation

  1. Find a stable half kneeling position with the knee at 90-90.
  2. Hold the kettlebell by the horns in front of the chin.
  3. Slowly rotate the kettlebell round the head, not letting the weight of the kettlebell pull you out of position.

Coaching Tips For Half Kneeling Halo Rotation

Follow these cues to perform Half Kneeling Halo Rotation correctly:

  • In a stable lunge position, holding the horns of the KB rotate the KB round the head
  • Move slowly with control
  • Feel the KB pull on the trunk as you move it.

Circuit 3

Complete this round 3 times.

Single Arm OH KB Hold

Complete 25 seconds

Coaching Tips For Single Arm OH KB Hold

Follow these cues to perform Single Arm OH KB Hold correctly:

  • Lock elbow overhead with bicep next to your ear
  • Keep rib cage tucked.

Double KB Farmers March

Complete 16 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Double KB Farmers March

Follow these cues to perform Double KB Farmers March correctly:

  • Keep a slight bend in both arms
  • Very slowly transition from one leg to the other
  • Keep shoulders high and spine neutral.

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