The Best Ab Exercise for a Rock Hard Core
I never focus directly on ab training, I find it just like weight training where you focus on one body part at a time. I like to combine body weight exercises that will include my abs.
For years I had what you would call punch proof abs, I learned it in the martial arts and have let people punch me as hard as possible in the chest or stomach since I was a teenager.
One time I had 8 guys line up and each punch me as hard as possible and if anyone could hurt me they would get my paycheck, no one ever collected. I'm not saying this is safe or do I recommend it but it really does humble big armed and puffy chest bodybuilder types and makes them rethink the big arms and the big bench press.
What a lot of people don't realize is that without a strong core you can never be truly strong. You might have a strong upper body or lower body but I have seen many men get thrown around by a smaller leaner man who was strong head to toe.
The core is the middle point that will keep everything together in any life function that requires lifting, twisting, bending, reaching, pushing etc.
But the only real way to build a core that is super strong is to learn to work the core as one with the body, isolation like the crunch is okay but you use really nothing but the core but if you use a movement that effects the core and the upper and lower body together you will build a core that will be unbelievable strong.
That being said the most effective core exercise that will bring the biggest and fastest results is using the ab wheel, most will have to start on their knees for this exercise it is a brutal exercise that will cripple the abs in as little as 5 reps but if you build up to a set of 25 to 50 you will have a core that you will be proud of.
But, if you want the super strength core you do it from a standing position and this will soon show you how weak the armor actually is. Years ago in the weight room in high school we watched an old janitor do it with a weighted barbell and thought how tough could it be?
Every muscle head in the weight room failed every time. This is not an easy exercise for anyone, it is a test of total body strength. Even today when I show young guys that are in their 20's and early 30's they just can't get it. I have personally only seen one other person do this exercise and it was the old janitor in school now with you tube you can see people doing it but not many.
To do 1 of these is impressive but to do 10 of more in pretty amazing. And if and when you can do it, you can try it with a wheel in each hand which will even make the exercise harder.
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Johnny Grube B.C.S. is the holder of 4 bodyweight world records in physical fitness is an expert on the subject of Building Physical and Mental Toughness through bodyweight training. He has 30 years of training experience and is the author of "The How to Build Explosive Pushup Power", The Wildman Training Program manual, The New Expanded version The Wildman Training Course and The Super Strength Playground Training Manual.
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Date Published : 2011-05-01 17:18:58
Written By : Johnny Grube
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