What is the best exercise to get six pack abs?
Arguably the most common question in the fitness industry and one of the most irrelevant.
I’ve seen some amazing athletes come through gym, with abs looking as if they just step straight off Abercrombie & Fitch poster.
Because they have abs, the perception is they’re strong. This is not always the case…
Some abs are built for function, some for show.
To really tap into your potential for general fitness or any sport, we need a well balanced and stable core.
Stabilization is the key to success with all fitness.
If we’re lifting weights, throwing a ball, swing a bat, mixed martial arts, or running. Our power, control, and success will be made by having established positioning. Which originates from our core.
There are literally thousands of core (ab) exercises, with new ones originating each week. Some useful, some flashy, some are not needed.
Like everyone, I have my favorite exercises.
Weighted Sit Ups
Planks (and variations)
GHD Holds (Glute Ham Developers)
These are just three of my favorite, its not the only ones I put into my programming. All simple and effective to building a stable, tight, sometimes flashy, core!