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What’s up, guys? Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM. An ATHLEAN XPRESS video for you following
up on the concept that we introduced last video of Weighted Ab work, and whether or
not it was something that you should pursue. I told you how it had an impact on the visibility
of a 6 pack, especially if you’re somebody that’s already lean but not really seeing
your abs. That being said, don’t think that weighted
ab work always means taking a weight and moving your body through space and trying to crunch and do all those things,
some of the things that I even showed you. Here, the Rope Pull Downs. A lot of the function of the abs is not just
generating flexion and generating motion, but it’s actually preventing motion, namely
preventing rotation. So, here’s a great exercise that you can do
that works on the anti-rotational function of the core that you can load up and weight. It’s using a land mine set up here that we
put it into a corner of a room. Again, one at the end of the bar, one loaded end of the
bar. And what you do is you get into an athletic
stance here. You grab on with 2 hands, and you’re going to kind of swipe this thing right
and left as quickly as you can. I’ll show you in a second. And you’ll see
that the idea is not to let everything turn the way it wants to. You want to keep your torso and your abs facing
straight ahead so that when this weight comes over, the challenge is to not let it take
you with it. So your core has to fire and work. The same
thing over here. When it comes over, it wants to take you with the bar. Your core has to fire to prevent that. So,
looks like this. Nice and quick. Down to your hip. Down to your hip. You can see the whole time, a lot of stuff
going on up here. Nothing really going on here other than the stability. And yes, it’s a Weighted Ab exercise because
you can add to that weighted ab arsenal. Now, one last point. One of the best ways to engage the core is
to use your shoulders. See, your shoulders are periphery attachments, really. There’s a proximal joint, but they have to
control these peripheral arms. When you do stuff with your arms, you can
certainly impact your core. If you want to do a quick test, go take your arm. Put it out to the side. Have somebody press
down on it quickly. You’ll notice your core will engage just to prevent that tilting over
of your body. That’s where we have to start understanding
that you’ve got to start thinking 3 dimensions, guys. Don’t just start thinking about flexing
the abs. Thinking about all the other things that you
have to actually do and think about all the other ways that we can engage them and work
them by using muscles far away from the area of
actual interest. If you want to start doing that, and do that in every single workout, we put abs in every exercise in the ATHLEANX
Program, you can find that at ATHLEANX.COM. Get the ATHLEANX Training System and start
seeing what it’s like to train like an athlete. Start putting the core at the core of everything
you do. Alright, guys. If you found this video helpful,
leave a thumb’s up and a comment below. Whatever else you’d like to see, I’ll make sure I address it here in one of
our 3 weekly videos.

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