Abdominal exercises almost everyone is still doing which could destroy your back and cause major muscular dysfunctions throughout your entire body.
What good is a lean, flat stomach if your back is weak and vulnerable to a blowout? Without a foundation of functional strength under the facade of “pretty” abs, you are vulnerable to muscle strains, disc hernias, Sciatic nerve pain (leg pain) or other injuries that could knock you out of commission for months.
The Secret of Individualized Progression And Scientific Exercise Sequencing
Whether you’re a beginner or if you have any injuries or physical limitations, you must work though the exercises in the proper sequence to develop muscle control, coordination and stability before moving to the advanced moves for a stronger core. If you don’t even have the basics (crunches) mastered, then following a routine in a magazine at random could be a disaster waiting to happen.
There are literally HUNDREDS variations of exercises you can do for your abs and core providing you with enough variety to keep you engaged and interested for a long time, without getting bored with your Ab workout.
Incorporating core conditioning and stability exercises in your abdominal routine not only will make you midsection stronger they will help you control your stomach muscles better and create a flatter appearance as well.
There are so much more to planks, crunches and reverse crunches for more define abs.
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