Got a guest article and video today for you from a new friend of mine, Andrew Raposo.
I met Andrew earlier this year in San Diego and was really impressed with his fitness knowledge – specifically when it comes to ab training.
In today’s article and video, Andrew is going to dispell a common myth about ab training – and show you how to train your abs correctly to get the rock hard midsection you’re after.
He also gives us a workout to try – with video – as an example of how to train your abs the right way.
Ab Training for Strength
by Andrew Raposo, author, Fighter Abs
A big misconception in today’s fitness world is that you have to train your abs for a high amount of reps to get the “burn”.
My question is, why train your abs differently than other muscle groups in your body?
If you’re training your abs for hundreds of reps and then train your other body parts in a way lower rep range … don’t you think something is wrong with that?
I’ll bet my money that you won’t be seeing the results you truly want from doing 100+ reps of different crunch variations. Training your abs for strength can be the one thing that is keeping you away from achieving a rock hard midsection.
Now, another big misconception is thinking you need to use weights to get stronger. Especially when it comes to ab training.You don’t have to do weighted sit-ups to get stronger abs.
As a matter of fact, you can do this with just your own bodyweight. And today I am going to prove that to you. I’m going to be showing you exclusive ab exercises that
top level fighters use for their core strength.
As you probably know, fighters have tremendous core strength and it all comes from the type of training that I am about to show you.
They also have to be able to take punches and kicks to their midsection. If fighters don’t have a strong set of abs, then they won’t be able to last in a fight. Trust me, I know this from experience. On top of all the core strength fighters have, they also have RIPPED abs that look the part as well.
Today, I am going to be revealing an ab-training circuit that fighters use to get their ripped six-pack abs.
Without further delay, let’s get right into it.
The Fighter Ab-Training Circuit
Box Plank – 10 Reps Each Side
Long Plank Armpit Touches – 10 Reps Each Side
Plank With Side Touches – 10 Reps Each Side
Rest 60 Sec
Repeat for a total of 3-5 rounds.
If it’s your first time doing this circuit, start with 3 rounds and work your way up to 5.
Here’s a video that shows you how to do the workout:
There you have it, an ab-training routine that will get your abs stronger than they ever have before. Training your abs like this won’t just help you get Six-Pack Abs, you’ll improve your athleticism and it will help supplement other strength training exercises you perform.
If you would like more workouts like this, check out my Fighter Abs program for done for you videos and a complete step-by-step guide in getting you Six-Pack Abs with just your own bodyweight:
=> Fighter Abs