3 Must Do Ab Exercises

 Just because the holidays are coming up doesn’t mean you shouldn’t already be working on your summer body!

Adding in the right core exercises to your program will do a whole lot more than define your abs. Those that implement core exercises in their routine often see an improvement with their overall strength, such as deadlift and squat loads, leading to overall aesthetic improvement.

Don’t risk developing lower back pain from sit ups. Try theses three ab exercises to spice up your workouts and push your limits.

Single arm plank cable rows (In the order they appear in the video)

Pull yourself to success and aim for 12 reps on each side for 3-4 sets. Start out with light weight and overtime add little by little for maximum results.

Single Arm extend plank cable press 

These are harder than you think. 10 reps on each side, for 3 sets, with proper form will get you where you need to be.

Weighted bear crawls 

Focus on engaging your entire core and start with either 45 seconds for 4 sets or 25 yards for 4 sets. Extend the amount of time or distance of the crawls overtime to increase the difficulty.

Pro tip: For all three ab exercises, do not let your hips have an exaggerated external rotation.

Add these to our circuit workout if you think you’re ready to take it to the next level!