Recently, I have started training abs much more frequently. Until about a month ago, I wasn’t training them at all as I didn’t feel the need. HOWEVER… I have come to realise that training your abs/core is so important. I understand that healthy eating and diet is a key influential factor, but the actual training of them for core stability and strength is just as crucial!
It’s not all about looking good in summer, when you’re on the beach in a bikini — core training is something you can do to take care of your body, particularly with ageing. If you have a desk job, where you are constantly slouched over a keyboard for hours on end, or you struggle with back pain in every day life, training your abs/core is a great way to prevent getting horrible back pain as you age.
Training and strengthening your core has two main benefits:
- It’ll help you look thinner
- It supports your spine and helps with things such as correct posture and balance.
Even by training core once/twice a week, you will definitely benefit from doing so.
Shown below is my go to ab routine. If you are a beginner, I wouldn’t recommend to do all the exercises in one go, but you can certainly have a go at some of the exercises. Remember, “everything takes practice, and practice makes perfect!”
- 3 x 10 hanging knee tucks
- 3 x 12 hanging single knee tucks
- 4 x 10 rower knee tucks
- 4 x 20 Russian twists
- 3 x 15 V-sits (with or without a bench)
You can also watch the full below: 1:12 is the beginning of the workout.
Keep the rest short and sweet! 30 seconds between reps and 60-90 seconds between exercises!