You have 6 abdominal muscles…but doing crunches and traditional “ab” exercises only target one or two of them at a time. That’s why you end up doing crunches forever…but don’t have abs.
If you’re looking to tone up your core and add strength, direct ab work isn’t the way to go.
Instead, try one of my favorite exercises…the Turkish Get Up (sometimes called TGU for short).
(no clue why it’s called Turkish Get Up…never researched it!)
TGU is a great functional exercise that really works your core strength… but it’s also a complicated exercise that requires focus and attention. Every aspect of the exercise has benefits so you really can’t slack on any part of the move, making this one of the most effective and functional core movements.
You can find plenty of Turkish Get Up videos out there (including this one from me!)…
So, what I’ve done here is gone a step further and added a couple of moves to make this an even more challenging core exercise. Take a look:
I’ve added 3 reps of internal / external shoulder movement before the TGU along with Overhead Reverse Lunge at the middle of the TGU move to make things a little more challenging.
Try performing 4 reps (2 per side) of this exercise followed by 30 seconds rest and repeat it 3 - 5 sets.
Make this part of your “core strengthening” routine and reap all the benefits with just one exercise!!
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