Exercise Technique Article Series, 9

Core training is very important---actually it is the foundation for all other fitness training. "Six-pack" abdominals are a small part of the total core area. Formally called the rectus abdominis, this is the part of the abs that runs down the front of the abdomen.

One of the fringe benefits of fitness is that you look and feel better. If you do this superset 3 times per week, 3 sets/15-25 repetitions, you will be on your way to building your "six-pack." There's one catch---you MUST eat properly or you will only have a layer of fat hiding your muscular abs! So, here's the superset:

Ab ball curl ups followed immediately by Captain's Chair Knee-ups or Hanging Leg Raises----Rest 1 minute and repeat the superset.

The Captain's Chair is the apparatus where you support the weight of your body with your forearms (allowing your legs to hang) and then you lift your knees/straight legs up towards your chest.

Once 3 sets becomes easy, add weights to further challenge your muscles.

Oh yeah, don't forget about the other areas of your core like the obliques, low back and pelvic area.

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.