Crunches and leg raises are probably the most overrated ab exercises.
If you're like me and trying to make the most of your time, you want to choose the exercises that are the most effective and give you the most bang for your buck!
The core isn't just the "abs" or "six pack." The core is comprised of the abs, obliques, trasverse abs, and low back. I won't bore you with the "sciency" names.
Crunches just hit the abs. The core helps to balance and stabilize our entire body. Wouldn't it make sense to train the core collectively and as it is used in real life?
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This movement is one of those exercises that truly does it all! This variation of the traditional exercise trains grip strength, the entire core, as well as getting in your steps and a bit of cardio.
If you want to step this up a notch try going barefoot in order to get a better workout for the calves and feet!
Grab a single dumbbell that will be a challenging weight for you
March off 5-10 yds
Walk back and forth until you complete 30-50 yds with 1 hand
Repeat on the opposite side
Possibly, the biggest benefit of training farmers carries is that they prepare you to get all of the groceries in one trip!!!
Try 3-4 sets of 30-50 yds per hand
*I like going for a shorter distance with more trips back and forth as I believe more turns = more core work
*ensure that on one end you turn to your left and turn to your right on the opposite end
*keep the torso upright and the abs braced
*do these outside to get some sunlight and much needed vitamin D (win-win)
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