Athletes of all sports—from baseball to football to hockey—base their physical training on improving the strength of their core using compound movements.
To have enviable abs, you want to focus on training your core in the same way. Compound movements will not only help strengthen the abdominal muscles from all angles, but also HELP BURN THE BODY FAT OFF that’s currently keeping the abs you DO have buried like a secret treasure!
FACT OF LIFE: Not all abs are created equal. Some guys need to work their belly to exhaustion before they can carve out abs, while other dudes seem to get their abs to pop without a single situp.
Regardless of where you fit on the fitness spectrum, effectively training the core comes down to working all part of the abdominal section, and keeping the pace up while using compound movements to get the most FAT BURNING out of your workout.
Here are our TOP 4 exercises to chisel out your abs like a GREEK GOD in no time!
Set an adjustable cable pulley to shoulder level (or attach a band to a sturdy object) and grasp the handle with both hands. Stand with feet shoulder width apart, perpendicular to the anchor point, and arms extended, far enough away from the machine so there’s tension on the cable. Twist away from the machine as if you were chopping into a tree. Keep your feet stationary.
Lie on your back, knees bent 90 degrees, and raise your arms straight overhead, keeping them pointing upward throughout the exercise. Sit up halfway and then steadily return to the floor.
Lie back on the ball with feet shoulder-width apart on the floor. Your lower back should be supported by the ball. Place your hands behind your ears and tuck your chin. Curl your body up off the ball until you’re sitting up.
Lie on your back with legs straight and extend your arms by your sides. Lift your heels about 6 inches and rapidly kick your feet up and down in a quick, scissor-like motion.