We all know that abs are forged as equally in the kitchen as they are the gym. Which is why it is imperative that you implement the Metabolic Reset Protocol along with your FVT or metabolic conditioning program.
But that’s not to say that all core exercises are created equal, as this is simply not the case!
The selection process was not easy. But what I have come up with are what I believe some of the most tried and true movements for not only carving out a ripped midsection, but developing a strong and functional core as well.
Let them harp on flexion all they want! I don’t subscribe to the notion that lumbar flexion is “bad” for us. Indeed there are plenty of better alternatives than performing flexion work from a position in which your sacrum is locked (ie the ostracized crunch or sit up), the likes of which you will see below.
The problem isn’t with training flexion and linear ab movements (which are the most tried and true way for developing a chiseled mid-section), but rather with ONLY training flexion and linear ab movements.
As I have discussed before the primary purpose of our core first and foremost is “anti” everything. Anti-flexion, anti-extension, and anti-rotation. Most humans need more core stability not mobility! — I can’t say I know anybody who lacks mobility in their lumbar region…
That’s why in this video you will see traditional linear ab work, rotational ab work, but also all of the “anti” work as well.
From hanging leg raises, to windshield wipers, to rack hold – you wanted the best, you got the best!
Oh, and for idea’s on implementation, check out the entire day devoted to core training in our Force Velocity Training eBook