Today, just about everyone, regardless of fitness level or chosen method of training, is doing abdominal planks, as everyone seems to understand and appreciate their benefits and practicality— planks require no equipment and are easy to learn. That said, there is still a large amount of room for improvement.
Maybe your high school gym coach had you do sit-ups during gym class, and you did what you were told to avoid getting detention or being sent to the principal’s office. The truth is, you should have told your coach, “Wait a minute, bub— doing sit-ups might overload the abs, but they also cause back injury.”
Vacuum posing is so closely associated with bodybuilding and the art of bodybuilding posing that it tends to be forgotten about as a crucial tool to be used by everyone.
These eight exercises are great for strengthening your oblique muscles at different angles, speeds, and intensities. Incorporating a combination of 3 or 4 of these oblique strengthening exercises within your normal training routine is a great way to transform your core into a strong, functional, and aesthetic midsection.
A strong core is the foundation of moving better and am ore active, athletic lifestyle. When your core is solid, everything you do becomes easier. That includes building rock-hard, chiseled abs that will turn heads. One of the best ab exercises are bench crunches – think of it as the “core” of your six-pack.
We all anatomically have a washboard, and exercise can make that washboard stronger and harder. Remember: good-looking abs are revealed with proper nutrition, but good functioning abs are built with proper training.
When it comes to training my abs, I've tried every exercise, range of motion and "as seen on TV" contraption in existence. What have I found? Most of those contraptions aren’t worth the time it will take to break down and recycle the box it comes in.
In this video, Joe Donnelly demonstrates two advanced exercises to target and isolate the lower abs.
Here are the best lifts for building massive arms and strengthening your core, and tightening your midsection and building your abs— the crowning achievements of maximum muscle growth.