It’s time to share with you, one of my new favorite core exercises. Limiting the benefits of this exercise, just to the trivial notion, that it will help you improve your six pack, would be ridiculous.
This exercise could once again fall in the category of stabilization movements and it is the perfect add on to your training program. As always, I won’t skip telling you that if I had to sum up in one sentence which are the movements that an average person should emphasize on in the gym, I’d say this: “ People need more pulling movements, more stabilizing movements and more exercises for their posterior chain.”
The exercise that I am going to share with you today, was shown to me by coach Dimitar Pisarov, who you’ve probably heard of lately, since he is part of my team for a couple months now.
I am really happy with our team work, because I finally found somebody, who “speaks the same language” and we can share what we’ve learnt, read or tried.
Well, thank you Mitko for showing me this exercise, because I totally love it.
Here is how the movement should be performed.
As every stabilizing movement, this one looks like a piece of cake, until you get on the floor and turn on the stop watch to count 5 minutes. Then, I assure you that you will feel the loading and it won’t be just your abs’ muscles that will get sore. You will feel it in every weaker link on your body. So try it and I will be happy if you come back and share your opinion with me.
Those of you that do not have a solid background with training, would find it difficult to do the exercise for 5 minutes straight, so start with 60-90 seconds. Repeat for 3-4 times and then you can thank Dimitar, that he showed me the movement!
And before you try it, go ahead and read my previous articles on the topic of best core exercises, myths about your six pack, everything you should do and everything you should stop doing when it comes to getting abs!
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