Tensions between those groups are so high that a civil war might erupt any time, which is why I dedicated my time to write the article below to help you cross over into the right camp.I know what you are thinking: Oh great, another ab workout article. Here it comes: crunches, sit ups, leg raises , repeat (insert stupidly high number here). Right?
Wrong! Those of you that follow my writing will know by now that I am anything but predictable so get ready for the most unconventional ab workout you have ever seen.
So, take your seat, grab your high protein popcorn and follow me.
First, we’ll start of with posing. The reason being that there is simply nothing better when to comes to muscle activation and conditioning than posing. Anyone who has been on stage or sweated through a posing session will know what I mean. Think of it as a whole body isometric, repeated over and over while smiling and trying to look happy.
1. Pose of choice: Hands over head abs and thigh. This one is an absolute killer when it comes to conditioning! Put one leg out front, contract thigh as hard as possible. Raise your hands behind the head and contract your abs. Blow all the air out, lean a little bit forward and contract the entire upper body, as well as your leg.
Allow me to elaborate on the importance of the vacuum. The Transversus Abdominus are the inner abdominal muscles. These muscles are rarely discussed and often most neglected. Yet they keep you stable during squats and other power movements. If you are weak there, you ll most likely suffer from back pain at some point.
There you have it, the world’s most unconventional ab workout, repeat two to three times a week!
Btw: Did I mention that you have to be lean to have visible abs?