Toes to Bar Exercise (How NOT to Work Your Abs!)

Train your abs the right way in every exercise here…

The toes to bar ab exercise is a staple for building a solid six pack, if you actually do it the right way. Performing this exercise for efficiency only is likely to leave your abs wishing you thought differently about what the purpose of our workout really should be.

In this video, I show you the right and wrong way to perform the toes to bar exercise. While it’s not a toes to bar tutorial, it does show you that changing your mindset from one of flailing your way towards an unrealistic number of reps towards concentrating on doing quality reps can have a huge impact on your ab development.

If you want to consider this an abs challenge then you are going to have to perform the exercise in a way that actually works your abs. Kipping your way to the top of a rep is going to involve enormous momentum and hip flexor activation with very little to no abdominal engagement. Done in this fashion, you turn one of the best ab exercises into one of the worst ab exercises.

Hanging ab exercises can truly be the hardest ways to work your abs, and therefore belong in any advanced ab workout. Finding ways to cheat the difficulty in the name of efficiency however is not going to do you any favors in the long run. When training, your goal should be to develop efficiency only through getting stronger, more stabile and powerful in the muscles that are actually intended to provide the strength, stability and power.

In the case of the toes to bar exercise and how to do it correctly, you are going to want to get those abs workout from start to finish. Stop worrying about counting to 100, and instead concentrate on counting only your high quality reps. You’ll be amazed at how much better you’ll be by doing this.

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