Sunday, March 6, 2011

Abdominal Training Myth

Everybody wants slim and defined abs that's for sure! Most people end up doing a zillion crunches and sit-ups but please please please ... reconsider that approach! You want to target your whole mid-section (aka the core) and not just your abs. Core training is more efficient and less time consuming than abdominal training. So how do you engage your core? The answer is simple: compound exercises! Most compound moves will work your core and that of course includes the abdominals.Can't think of any? Squats, push-ups, pull-ups, sprinting, the plank,  I could go on and on .... Having a strong mid-section is highly beneficial for all kinds of physical activities and injury prevention. So forget about abs and think Core and compound exercises.

These are the main core muscles,
as you can see the Rectus Abdominis
(abs) is just a small part of the
mid-section

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