5 Essential Core Workout
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For the rest of our lives we watch celebrities on TV with their Greek God-like bodies and we wonder if it would ever be possible for us to achieve the same physique. Occasionally we will get the motivation to get on the carpet and work out a couple or even a couple thousand crunches.
This usually does not work for any amount of time. Crunches are boring and when things get boring we tend to lose interest and move on to the next fascination.
Read: Diet Routine For Six Pack Abs
Today we are going to review five essential core workouts that do not require crunches. Mix these into your weekly workout routine and feel confident that your stomach is getting one heck of a workout. So what about six pack abs, Try these workouts and your dream might just come true.
1. Grab That Bar and Do a Pull-up (or Chin-up)
The simple pull-up you learned in grade school gym class is one of the best workouts for your body. There are different variations that work different muscles, but the best part is that so many muscles are worked as you do a basic pull-up. Your back gets worked out. You shoulders are engaged. Your core is engaged if you perform a basic leg lift at the top of your pull-up. Add this basic exercise to your routine and your abs will be feeling the good pain when you are done.
2. Get Horizontal and Try Planks and Push-ups
Getting horizontal is fun and that includes getting horizontal in the gym. Planking is not just a craze on the Internet. People have been doing planks for centuries to build their core strength. Basic planks where you straight your spine as you rest on your arms is great, but you can even perform push-ups in the plank position. Focus on tightening your abs to make sure your back is protected. Those core muscles will be screaming after only a minute or two of holding that plank.
3. Run Fast with High Intensity Biking or Running
Have you been involved on a sports team in the past? If you were part of a team there is a good chance you had to run sprints. It turns out the coach was not trying to kill you with those drills. Running or Sprinting or high intensity short bursts of exercise are really good for your body. You can bike or run in short bursts until you are too tired to continue and it will do wonders for your heart. And the exercises will also workout your core like no other exercise. Your speed muscles will engage and those abdominal muscles will be ripped.
4. Yoga is not Just for Celebrities
You have probably heard about yoga. Maybe you have even tried it, but for most people yoga is only something you hear about from celebrities. There is much to be gained from yoga, though. There is a ton of stretching that takes place in a yoga session along with a ton of balancing. All that balance requires a strong core because if you lose your balance you will fall on your face. You need to engage the core to stay upright. Try yoga and you will realize how much it works the core muscles.
Read: Health Benefits Of Yoga
5. Lift Heavy Things
Does this sound like something a caveman would do? Well lifting heavy things is a basic human function. It is actually something that was so easy the cavemen did it. People still lift heavy things today and unless you want to throw out your back you’ll use your core to help balance and provide a sturdy base. Lifting heavy things is great for your body and that includes your core.
There are five exercises you can try to get those abs ripped. The six-pack is not something left for the athletes and celebrities of the world. You can get ripped abs with regular workouts that do not even include the common crunches.
About the author:
Dayne Shuda is a contributing blogger for Zoostores. If you are interested in learning more about fitness equipment visit the Zoostores Fitness Store today to find fitness products for various body exercises.
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