Killer Ab Workout
by: Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK, RHN
The other day I took myself through an incredible ab workout. Actually, I was using myself as a guinea for one of the new ab workouts I was putting together for the men's soccer team at the University of Toronto. Whether you're an athlete or couch potato who wants a stronger core or in search of the almight six pack, ab workouts are essential to your progress.
But it should be remembered that we're talking about doing sit-ups and traditional ab exercises that impose huge amounts of stress on your lower. Nope. Instead, what you're about to experience is a core workout that targets all aspects of your abdominals and core muscles.
You will be training your rectus abdominis (the six pack abs), your deeper core muscles like your obliques, transverse abdominis, and quadratus lumborum, and your spinal stabilizers.
After all, what good is having a good looking six pack if you have a weak core and low back pain?
This ab workout will help you shred your abs while, at the same time, strengthening your important deep core muscles. The result - a rock solid core. Honestly, with time, you will be able to withstand any blow to your abdominal region as your core will be solid enough to handle it.
Now on to Your Killer Ab Workout...
Ok, you've got 8 ab exercises which will be set up in a circuit training workout. Each exercise will last 30 seconds and there will NO REST between each exercise. Once you've completed the entire 8-exercise set, you can then rest for 2 minutes. This will then be repeated for a total of 3 sets.
You will need a stability ball, BOSU ball, and a chin up bar for this workout.
1. Stability Ball Roll-outs
2. L Pull-ups (these are hardcore pull-ups with your legs parallel to the floor as you pull yourself up)
3. Side Bridge with Leg Lift (30 seconds on each side)
4. BOSU Ball V-Sits
5. BOSU Ball Isometric Back Extension Hold
6. Stability Ball Hamstring Roll-ins
7. Stability Ball Deadbug
8. 3-Pt Back Extensor Drill
If you're not familiar with some of these exercises then stay tuned as I will shooting a video for this workout. Join my mailing list by signing up below so that I can let you know when the video for this ab workout is ready.
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