I Hate Ab Workouts (5 REASONS NOT TO!)

Never hate ab workouts again, train like an athlete…

Do you hate doing ab workouts? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, lots of people either half ass their ab training or avoid it all together because they simply hate training their midsection in their workouts. Most of the time, the excuse that they take too long to train is used. This doesn’t have to be the case however, at least not if you train them properly. Others will say that they don’t like the burning feeling they get in their abs when they work them. Maybe so, but you can actually train them in many indirect ways that may lessen this feeling without sacrificing the results you see from doing that.

In this video, I show you 5 great tips for getting you to start loving your ab workouts (and the results you see from doing them). You can start by incorporating some overhead training. As soon as you lift your arms over your head during any lift, you demand more stability from the muscles below. Most of the time the majority of this support and stability is going go come from your legs, however if you take them out of the equation, your abs have to take over the work and help out big time. Watch as I show you a few ways to do this in the video.

Next, your conditioning can be tweaked to include more carries. Farmers walks and carries are one of the greatest ways to work your core, if you remember to make one very important change. You want to carry around unequal weights in order to really target your abs. By holding dumbbells of significantly different weight in each hand you force your abs to have to contract to stabilize your trunk and keep it vertical.

For a unique challenge, try hitting your abs with staggered ab workouts and training. During your traditional strength training workouts, perform a set of ab work during your rest periods between sets. In other words, if you are working your legs and performing squats…take your rest between completed sets as an opportunity to do a set of an ab exercise. Keep doing this throughout your workout and by the time you’re through you will have completed your ab work without having to spend any additional time.

Another great tip for sneaking in your ab workouts is to include explosive ab exercises in your training. Explosive ab exercises tend to be more fun than those that are not as dynamic. Let’s face it, crunches alone are boring. Grab a medicine ball and slam it around a bit and you’ve got my interest. Start including more explosive ab workouts into your ab training plan and you’ll instantly be more interested in your six pack pursuit.

Finally, if you learn to integrate your ab training into the workouts and exercises you’re already doing you’ll be way ahead of the game. In the ATHLEAN-X Training System available at http://athleanx.com you’ll see that we put the core at the core of every exercise. By changing the way you perform your exercises, we are able to make sure that your core and abs get worked in everything you do. This type of involvement not only helps you to get better abs much faster, but you’ll develop an impressive and muscled athletic physique along the way.

For more videos on how to get ripped abs and what ab workouts to do at home or at the gym to get a six pack, be sure to subscribe to our channel here on youtube at http://youtube.com/user/jdcav24

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