Yesterday, I introduced you to a new special ops abs training program.
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Today, I wanted to share with you my #1 tip for better, safer, more effective ab training.
Later this week, we are going to get into some sample ab exercises, workouts, that type of thing …
But the truth is if you don’t master the technique I’m going to share with you today, all of these workouts and exercises won’t be NEARLY as effective as they could be.
So what’s the tip?
Learning how to CORRECTLY brace your abs.
When you brace your abs correctly, you’ll engage all the right muscles in the ab exercises and workouts that you perform … you’ll stabilize and protect your spine … and you’ll get faster and better results!
My favorite way to teach folks how to make this happen is this –
Right before you go to do a plank … or hanging leg raise … or whatever other ab exercise … imagine someone is about to punch you in the stomach.
If you were going to get punched in the stomach, you wouldn’t suck in your abs to brace the blow – instead, you would most likely puff out your abs just a little, and contract as much as possible.
And don’t think of just contracting your abs – think of contracting your whole body around your abs.
You’re squeezing every muscle group around the core to make as thick and solid an object as possible out of your abdominal cavity.
Go through this mental sequence before and during your next ab workout – FEEL the difference – and make your ab training that much better, safer, and more effective!
Train hard, and talk soon –
– Forest Vance
Certified Personal Trainer
Master of Science, Human Movement
PS – Check out the new special ops abs training program I mentioned above at the link below: