Must-Read: Ab Workouts
We’ve stressed this kind of thing before. If you’re looking to actually be in good physical condition, and have the type of body thaat will get you noticed at the beach, then you can do all of the push-ups and arm curls you want. That’s all going to look stupid if you have anything less than a six-pack hanging around your mid-section. The torso is, as always, the most important part of the body. So today, we’re heading to Men’s Health where they have a bunch of workouts that you can, and should, perform on your abs. For example, among their list of workouts that you need to check out:
Half-Kneeling Cable Core Press
Attach a D-handle at chest height to a cable machine. Kneel alongside the machine with one knee (the knee closest to the machine) bent 90 degrees and the other knee on the floor. Grab the handle with both hands, hold it in front of your chest as shown, and brace your abs. Slowly press your arms in front of you until they’re straight, hold without letting your body rotate, and bring them back to your chest. Turn around and work your other side.
Complete 1 set, holding for 30 seconds each side.
And one more for good measure:
Elevated-Feet Side Plank
Lie on your left side with your legs straight. Place your feet on a bench, and prop your upper body on your left elbow and forearm. Raise your hips so your body forms a straight line from ankles to shoulders. Brace your core by contracting your abs. Hold this position for the recommended time. Then turn around so you’re lying on your right side and repeat.
Complete 5 sets on each side, holding for 10 seconds. Alternate back and forth until you’ve finished all the sets.
So head on over to check out the other workouts, and then start getting those abs back in tip-top fighting shape.
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About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.