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3 Exercises To Strengthen Your Core And Obtain Killer Abs

Jul 29, 2008
Rock solid Abs are a distinctive mark of sexiness in a man's body. So if you don't have abs you can kiss your social life goodbye.

But developing that six pack belly doesn't come easy. There's no machine that can do the work for you. Abs must be developed the old fashioned way. You have to earn them -- and you start with core training.

Before you attempt any of these exercises, if you have any kind of lower back problem be sure to check with your doctor. The purpose of these exercises is to strengthen your core, which form the foundation for killer abs.

The three exercises are:

1. The Plank 2. The Side Plank 3. The Superman

1. The Plank

Get into a pushup position. It's important to have your body absolutely straight. Support your upper body by putting your forearms on the floor.

Keep your body absolutely straight and make sure that you don't lift your butt, drop your head, or arch your back, doing this can make the exercises easier and that will make the exercise less effective. Once you are in position hold your position for 30-60 seconds or as long as you can hold.

To benefit the most from this exercise you need to make it harder. For this, lift one of your feet a few inches higher off the floor. The key to making the exercise tougher is to load your core unevenly.

2. The Side Plank

Side plank is tougher that the earlier exercise. Lie down on one side, place your fore arm firmly on the floor and lift your hips of the floor. Your fore arms and your feet should be the only parts of your body that should touch the floor during this exercise.

It is important that your body is straight. When you are in position hold your position for 15-30 seconds.

To benefit the most from this exercise you need to make it harder. Lift the top foot while you are still in that position. It might surprise you how tough this exercise is but its equally effective in strengthening the core.

3. The Superman

Have you ever seen superman fly? Lie down on your stomach and stretch your arms out in order to make a "V" with the head.

Keep your legs together and raise them of the ground making sure your knees aren't touching the floor. When you are in position, hold for 30-60 seconds or as long as you can.

These three exercises build up the foundation for killer abs. instead of turning to those wimpy weight machines, start with these exercises for a head start.

"The dictionary is the only place where 'results' comes before 'work'." Rightly said by Vince Lombard. Getting a flat abs with out the proper foundation will yield no results at all.
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