In order to improve the fitness of your abs, the four basic movements of core training are all about creating a strong foundation that will help to develop your core.
If you are someone who has been told many times that exercising your abs is a task that will be difficult, take a look at what you have been doing. Have you been training your abs in a way that will give you poor results?
The first thing you should do in order to get great results for your abs is to focus on your form and your movements. While training your abs, it is very important that you have good form. The worst thing that you can do is to let yourself use excess momentum when you are doing the movements.
To understand better how to improve your form when doing the core training movements, take a look at the following two examples:
The first movement involves the same body part – the abs – but in a slightly different way. In the movement, we concentrate on engaging the entire torso in the movement. In this example, you are standing up while making the movement by contracting and relaxing the abs in just the right way.
The second movement requires us to engage our abs in a way that is similar to the first example. In this movement, you are standing up and you are making the movements by contracting and relaxing the abs in just the right way.
Notice how in both the examples, we use the same movement; the same abs contraction and relaxation, but the difference is in the way we engage the torso. If we were to watch the first example again, we will see that we are using excess momentum in the movement. This will not give us any results. If we were to watch the second example, we will see that we are using the torso in the way that is similar to the first example. This will give us excellent results.
As a result, it is very important for us to be focused on the way we engage our torso in the exercises, in order to get great results for our abs.