Abdominal Training Section
The abdominal training programs and exercises within this post will
help you build a powerful, well-defined midsetion.
The type of abdominal exercises you choose and the way you set your
training program up will differ depending on your primary goal.
If you want to improve your performance in a sport then you’d choose
exercises that allow you perform athletic movements rapidly or with
great control (and you’d focus on other core muscles additional to
One of the most important criteria for an athlete is that the
exercises they select mimic the movements of their sport. A golfer,
for example, would benefit much more from rotational-type core
exercises than crunches.
For Aesthetics (i.e. A Six Pack)
If, on the other hand, you’re after that classic 6-pack look, function
becomes less important than form. You’d choose exercises and a type of
training set up that will best define your rectus abdominus muscle.
There are two common misconceptions when it comes to getting washboard abs…
Firstly, lots of sit ups or crunches alone won’t tone a flabby belly –
or at least not effectively. If you have too much body fat that hides
your already-existing abdominal muscles (and everyone, regardless of
weight has them), you need to reduce that with an effective fat loss
The second misconception is that all you need to do for a 6-pack is
reduce your body fat stores. In other words, the above idea that sit
ups or crunches alone are ineffective is taken too far by many people
– and they don’t do any form of abdominal training.
To get that head-turning, Men’s Health cover model look you need to do
both: reduce your body fat stores AND build up your abdominal muscles.
Abdominal Training Articles
Sample Abdominal Exercises
You don’t need an exotic mix of abdominal exercises to get a flat stomach of 6 pack abs – not if you follow a good nutrition and
training plan in general. These time-tested exercises are all you
Core Stength Training – Not Just About Your Abs!
Developing a powerful core is considered a must for both improving
athletic performance and for developing a healthy, balanced physique.
But as you can guess you won’t achieve great core strength just
through crunches and variations thereof.
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