When it comes to workout routines, many exercisers are suffering from ab exercise obsession. It's one of the most popular search topics on the web and, yes, even the Sports Medicine site.
In any given week I'll see these three articles jockeying for the top spot:
The truth about great abs really begins once you get beyond the six-pack, because performing the right Core Exercises are really where it's at for an athlete.
But even the term "core" is being a bit overused in the industry, and doing lots of core exercises without the right context can also get an athlete into trouble.
Why all this fuss about the abs and the core? Are we all getting a bit myopic with our exercise routines? Perhaps.
If you are becoming "Ab Obsessed," this is for you. Stop wasting your time on ab exercises that don't get results by starting here:
If you must do ab exercises, then you may want to start with the big hitters and put these exercises on your list:
- Dragon Flag Advanced Core Exercise. Credited to martial arts master, Bruce Lee. the Dragon Flag, is arguably one of the more advanced bodyweight exercises you can do.
- Bicycle Crunch Exercise. This ab exercise generally ranks at the top of the list of best ab exercises if done properly.
- Captain's Chair Exercise. Another great one, but you need equipment (or creativity) for this one.
- Ab Crunch on an Exercise Ball. I bet you have an exercise ball at home.
- Single Leg Bridge Exercise. The best unknown core exercise.
- Vertical Leg Crunch. Ouch!