So you know us! We stress how much weight you can put on that bar; however, if your core is weak. Your going to
get no where. The only place you will end up is the hospital or in a cast (no, not a movie cast)! What better way to strengthen your core and add poundage to the bar then to build your abdominals! Try this workout for your abs to hit them from every angle!
For most guys, the pursuit of a six-pack is pretty much the only reason guys train. They want to impress the ladies or look good on the beach! Who can blame them! At least they have a goal! It’s easy to understand why, and it also makes sense when trainers tell us that “diet and cardio” mean more to this process than exercise selection. What’s missing from this equation, however, is a true understanding of the positive impact a strong and capable set of abs will have on your quality of life and your strength in the weight room.
Guess what!? Strong abs help tremendously and weak abs kill!
Literally! Whenever you perform exercises that do not involve the use of a machine, your abs come into play–both for stability and to assist the main muscle groups involved.
Your abs act as a bridge between your upper body and your lower body. If this bridge is weak, guess what? It crumbles or tears apart! Now, I don’t think your you would get ripped apart unless you are getting sawed in half like a magician, but you get where I am going with this.
You won’t be able to handle or support heavy loads on either the squat or the deadlift and certainly we do not want that! For a stronger midsection, train your abs like you would any other muscle, with one overarching goal in mind: to be as strong as possible. For the following exercises, perform 3-5 sets of 6-15 reps, in order. Your goal is to increase resistance, not to increase the number of repetitions you perform.