Best Weighted Ab Exercises

11 of the Best Weighted Ab Exercises

Everyone knows that there are some awesome ab exercises using no weight, but what if you want more of a challenge? If that’s the case, use these! All you need is a kettlebell, barbell, or dumbbell to get a killer ab workout using 11 of the best weighted ab exercises.

There are two main reasons for weighted ab exercises: either bodyweight exercises are too easy because you’re so incredibly strong, or you don’t have a lot of time and you want to wipe out your core as fast as possible. It could also be that you’re just plain bored with bodyweight ab exercises or that you have a more advanced training program that requires weights to hit particular ab muscles in particular ways, but I’m guessing it’s one of the first two.

Here you have 11 of the best weighted ab exercises that we use here at Silver Wolf Nutrition. To find out which weight you should be using, start light then gradually add 5 pound increments until you find which weight you can complete 10 reps of with about 70-80% effort. 

Quick Ab Workout Routines

Use one of the following workout routines with any of the exercises below for a killer ab workout. If you want to make it more dynamic, combine these drills with high rep sets of calisthenic ab exercises.

AB WORKOUT DESCRIPTION
1 1 WEIGHTED AB EXERCISE FOR 10 REPS OF 10 SETS
2 2 WEIGHTED AB EXERCISES 5 REPS OF 5 SETS BACK AND FORTH
3 1 WEIGHTED AB EXERCISE FOR 30 SECONDS ON, 15 SECOND REST FOR 10 SETS
4 3 WEIGHTED AB EXERCISES DOING 1 REP OF EACH EXERCISE FOR 20 SETS

Best Weighted Ab Exercises

Kettlebell Sit-Up

Kettlebell Sit-Up

Kettlebell Russian Twist

Kettlebell Russian Twist

Kettlebell Windmill

Kettlebell Windmill

Kettlebell Ground Windmill

Kettlebell Low Windmill

Kettlebell Half Get Up

Kettlebell 1/2 Get Up

Dumbbell Windmill

Dumbbell Windmill

Dumbbell Sit Up

Dumbell Weighted Sit-Up

Dumbbell Half Get Up

Dumbbell 1/4 Get Up

Dumbbell Oblique Raise

Dumbbell Oblique Raise

Dumbbell Full Body Crunch

Dumbbell Full Body Crunch

Barbell End Rotation

Barbell End Rotation

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