One of the major things to remember is that “abs are made in the kitchen”…. Most individuals won’t have rock hard abs, even if they do have a strong core. In order to visually see abdominal muscles, you have to be either genetically blessed with a lean midsection or get down to a lower body fat percentage.
Nonetheless, it’s really important to have a strong core, why:
- Helps to prevent injury.
- Tone up your midsection.
- Core muscles assist with any other movement.
- Helps to maintain good posture.
There is many reasons on why you should train your core.
Here a list of my 4 favorite ab exercises that I like to incorporate after my normal lift:
- Rope crunches, put a rope on the cable machine and hold onto it by your neck. Squeeze your abs and bend forward, crunch. 5 sets of 20 reps.
- Hanging leg raises, hang and raise your straightened legs up and down. Focus on squeezing your abs and not utilizing your momentum. 5 sets 20 reps.
- Bicycle crunches, super basic, lying on the mat or floor, elbow to opposite knee. 100 reps 2 sets
- Crunches, the basic crunch, lift shoulders off the floor. 100 reps 2 sets.
DM me if you have any questions.