🔥4 Exercises For A Strong 6 Pack🔥
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Despite what you have been told or been made to believe, abs are not just for show. These little dudes actually serve a purpose and they better be strong and solid. They function for stabilization, rotation, and flexion of the torso which all impact performance whether that be in the gym or just in daily life! Here are four exercises for a strong 6 pack!
💪 Planks are easily one of my favourites because they can be done anywhere, anytime, and they fricken work. They are effective! There are plenty of progressions to make them harder so find one that challenges you. Tip: "pull" your elbow towards your toes (don't actually move them) and feel how much more your core is engaged! I always reference a video made by @finnbalor
on YouTube about it! Search it up and check it out!
💪 Leg lifts are very challenging for a reason. They involve a lot of core strength, but also scapular strength and stability as you have to hang from a dead hang position and use your core to lift your legs against gravity. If you want to make them more challenging, extend your legs and make them straight and get your toes to touch the bar you're hanging from!
💪 L-sit progressions are not just for gymnasts which, by the way, have extremely strong cores! You can do progressions of this exercise to truly challenge your body and core to its limits! Point your toes, straighten your arms and feel the burn.
💪 Compound lifts, when done properly, are so effective for building a strong core. Think about it, one of the functions of your core is stabilization which is challenged when moving heavy objects (e.g. a barbell back squat)! Keep the core tight, brace it through the movement and you'll feel a difference in strength almost immediately!
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As always, love yourself and strive to thrive!