Your New Ab Exercises

This week, I’m posting a catalog of my favorite ab exercises. These are unlike traditional crunches and situps which challenge the core’s ability to flex and extend the spine. These exercises challenge core stability, the ability to maintain proper posture, which is we want to transfer to sports movements. There is NO DOUBT you will feel these working your abs, but don’t expect “the burn”, these will feel differently.

Below the videos, I’ve provided some guidelines for you to follow if you’d like to create a routine for yourself or add these to your current workout.

“Dead Bug” Exercises (pick 1)                 2-3 sets of 8-10 reps
Physioball Plank                                         2-3 sets of :15-:30
Physioball Plank Circles                           2-3 sets of 6-10 circles each way
Cable Core Press Hold                             2-3 sets of 5, :05 holds each set.
Cabbage Patch                                           2-3 sets of 5-6 reps
Standing Rotation                                       2-3 sets of 6-10 reps

About the author

Joe Bonyai

Joe Bonyai is a strength and conditioning specialist and co-founder of Fastpitch Power. Joe operates Empower Athletic Development, a speed, strength and conditioning business for competitive athletes in Westchester, NY. Joe also authors a multi-sport training blog at www.Empower-ADE.com. Feel free to connect with Joe through Facebook at www.facebook.com/JJBonyai.

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