Step by Step Instructions for the Kettlebell Starfish Reach
This week, we have a new kettlebell workout in our ongoing series. This kettlebell routine is intended for intermediate users. Below are step by step instructions for the proper execution of the Kettlebell Starfish Reach. Like all weightlifting exercises, the Starfish Reach routine should be executed with care and attention to proper form. The muscle groups most affected by this kettlebell exercise will be the shoulders, abdominals, biceps, and the gluteus maximus. Warm up before beginning this exercise or any kettlebell routine. To see our other posts on kettlebell exercises, click "kettlebells" in the dropdown Categories menu to your right.
The Kettlebell Starfish Reach
- Lie supine (face up) with your legs wide and your arms extended behind you, holding the kettlebell with both hands at the base of the handle with the ball away from you and your palms facing up.
- Contract your abs and crunch up as you reach arms and legs together
- Lower the kettlebell to the start.
- Repeat for 12-15 repetitions.
This kettlebell Starfish Reach routine is for intermediate users, so if you're still a relative beginner, don't do this exercise. As always, we advise that you begin your kettlebell and weightlifting work with a fitness professional to ensure that you use proper form and avoid habits that might cause injury. This is especially true for beginners in kettlebell exercise. If you would like a referral to a trainer or personal coach, RX Fitness Equipment can help. Let us know what you need.
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