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Men's Core Exercises - The Key To Great Abs

Men's Core Exercises - The Key To Great Abs

Because every man desires a six-pack, core exercises for guys are crucial. And, to be honest, it's a largely untapped resource.

Now, I'm not saying that abs or midsection workouts should be ignored, but the truth is that training your core will result in a much thinner midsection than practicing exercises that isolate the abdominal muscles alone. In addition, boosting your core strength will make you stronger, fitter, and more attractive.

Men's core workouts aren't the most well-publicized form of exercise. In any gym, I'm willing to wager that the Swiss ball, or exercise ball, is used by a woman more often than not. In fact, I'm willing to bet that most males have never considered the advantages of using such a seemingly benign piece of equipment.

Consider that for a moment. Why do crunches while balancing on a ball?

It's because you have to balance while completing them, if you haven't figured it out yet. So, what's the point? It's not a big deal; I'm a natural balancer, hooray! So, how do you suppose your body is stabilizing itself when you're balancing in this perilous position?

That's right, your abs, as well as the rest of your core muscles. If you want better abs, work on your core.

Exercises Using Your Own Body Weight

Hanging Leg Raises — Using a pull-up bar, lift your legs 90 degrees while keeping your legs and back straight. Swinging will detract from the effect.

If you've never heard of the V Sit Hold, you'll quickly understand why it's called that. Start with sitting and raising your legs 45 degrees. Extend your arms in front of you, towards your legs. You'll know you're exercising your core if you stay there. Slowly lower your legs, then hold them right before they strike the ground.

Exercises with a ball

Getting a ball and balancing on it while doing regular workouts is quite simple.

Crunches - Place a ball beneath your back and crunch. Try it out and see how many you can get. I'm sure it's a lot less than you can get on the ground.

Planks - Place the ball, preferably a smaller one, beneath your feet. It's impossible to believe the difference unless you've experienced it for yourself.

Roll-ins — In this position, you're in a push-up position with the ball beneath your ankles. Keeping your ankles on the ball, bring your knees up to your chest. Return your knees to their original position. Repeat.

The simple squat is perhaps my favorite core workout. I squat while holding a weight above my head. That's the way I prefer it. The design is simple but effective.

Men's core exercises are crucial for achieving a wonderful overall appearance, not to mention their strength-building benefits. Don't forget about your core!