The Best Ever Workout Ever

If it weren’t for dead guys, we’d probably never have started doing crunches. Or situps, or just about any other conventional ab exercise.

That’s because for years, much of our knowledge of the way midsection and other muscles work was based on the study of human cadavers. By looking at the anatomy of corpses, modern scientists figured that the function of your abdominals—particularly the rectus abdominis, or “six-pack muscle”—must be to flex your spine. Which is exactly what you do when you perform a crunch or a situp, or any other movement that requires you to round your lower back. But despite the popularity of these exercises, they simply aren’t among the most effective movements for building a rock-solid core.

You see, your abdominal muscles have a more important function than flexing your spine—their main job is to stabilize it. In fact, these muscles are the reason your torso stays upright instead of falling forward due to gravity. So in stabilizing your spine, your abs actually prevent it from flexing while you’re standing, walking, and running.
Here’s my point: If you want better results from your core workout, you need to use a routine that trains your abs the way they’re designed to function. That’s not to say the classic crunch doesn’t work—it does. But the future of ab training is all about stabilization. And guess what? The future is here.

Your Hard-Core Training Plan

Fair warning: This workout may not feel like your usual ab routine. Because the exercises focus on spinal stabilization instead of spinal flexion, they don’t create the same type of abdominal-muscle soreness that you might have felt from traditional core moves. (Moving a muscle against a force causes more muscle damage than resisting movement does.) But that doesn’t mean they’re not working. In fact, since I began using this method in my gym, my clients are seeing faster progress than ever. So don’t worry—not only will this workout make your core strong and stable, it’ll also make your ab muscles pop. The Level 1 workout is the easiest, and a good place for beginners to start; the Level 2 and Level 3 workouts are progressively more challenging. For the best results, do the workout that best matches your fitness leve twice a week.


The Best Ab Workout Ever: Level 1

1 Plank 2 N/A 30 s 30 s
2 Mountain Climber with Hands on Bench 2 N/A 30 s 30 s
3 Side Plank 2 N/A 30 s 30 s

The Best Ab Workout Ever: Level 2

1 Plank with Feet Elevated 2 N/A 30 s 30 s
2 Mountain Climber with Hands on Swiss Ball 2 N/A 30 s 30 s
3 Side Plank with Feet Elevated 2 N/A 30 s 30 s

The Best Ab Workout Ever: Level 3

1 Extended Plank 2 N/A 30 s 30 s
2 Swiss-Ball Jackknife 2 15 30 s N/A s
3 Single-Leg Side Plank 2 N/A 30 s 30 s

18 responses to “The Best Ever Workout Ever

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    • That’s really GuD to hear u could expect more things like this in future and don’t frgt to follow my blog so tat u could keep ur self updated 🙂

  2. As I’ve aged I’ve become a semi-couch potato. A six k brisk walk every day, a few press ups and sit ups, many hundreds of good intentions and lots of memories coupled with a reduction in inbound calories. I know and have known over-dedicated athletes who are now sorry shadows of their former selves; so perhaps I’ve done something right in my life—I never ran more than ten miles and that was just the once, although three to five several times a week were the norm.

    My point? As my Spouse says “Moderation in all things”. Do it, yes, but wisely and never to extremes—if you don’t believe me look to the literature; I seem to be ahead of my time but it is coming. The body is a machine, so keep it tuned but don’t wear it out prematurely. Too many of today’s Ironman guys are going to be tomorrow’s basket cases. Use it or lose it, but let’s not overdo it.

    The above, to my uneducated eye, looks excellent~!

    • Great advice mate but all my intention is to motivate at least a few people to lead an healthy life but wat u said is something which we all have to look on to it 🙂

      • From your blog I’d say you’re doing a great job—and I’d attend your gym if you were handy … motivating is the hard part, good luck!

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