Make no mistake, having great abs doesn’t necessarily mean your lap belt is made of stone. Here are some training methods to help build up your core and develop real abdominal strength.
These tips will get you well on your way to getting the abs of your dreams.
1. Use the pilate method
Working out low near the ground and using the ‘neutral pelvis’ position will allow you to reap several benefits around the pelvic area.
While lying on your back with your knees at table height, raise your arms towards the ceiling along with the torso and the abdomen. The back should not be flat against the floor.
2. Do anti-extension, anti-lateral flexion and anti-rotational (planks) exercises
Working your core forces you to focus on balance and stability. Anti-extension, anti-lateral flexion and anti-rotational exercises, such as planks, are extremely effective for strengthening the abs.
3. Isolate your movements: limbs being worked should undergo opposing motions
Undergoing movements and opposing motions which work the limbs while the abs help to maintain balance may be helpful in strengthening overall stability.
For example, place the right knee on the ground with the left foot planted in front with the knee bent. Grab a dumbbell with the right hand and lift it over your head.