So you’re still doing crunches huh?
If you are, I think it’s time you STOP…
That is if you want a STRONGER and RIPPED up core.
Now, obviously eating lean and mean will play a large roll in getting you more ripped up and shredded, but also training your core in the right way will have an effect on this as well.
Now, I can remember the first time I was introduced to a “plank”.
My old wrestling coach used to make us do these at the end of practice and let me tell ya, I can remember how bad I was shaking.
I couldn’t even a hold simple plank for 30 seconds!
Times have sure changed though.
Now planks serve as a base of all of my training programs.
To build a stronger core, you’ve got to start with planks and go up from there.
To give you an idea of just how well planks and a simple variation of a plank can work to light up your abs, I’ve got a nice little 3 Minute Core Challenge for you that my buddy Jason Klein sent over to me the other day.
Here’s how it went down…
It’s a dead simple challenge that you can literally do anywhere, anytime.
For 3 Minutes:
a) Plank x 30 secs
b) Plank + Knee Tuck x 30 secs
***No breaks – go for the whole 3 minutes switching between the two movements.
And if you’re new to planks or need to get a little bit better at them, here’s a few key Coaching Tips For Planks:
- Squeeze your abs and stay tight – imagine someone’s going to kick you in the stomach (if this doesn’t keep you tight, not sure what will)
- Keep your hips UP – at least level with your shoulders – no saggy hips
- Flare your lats – will help activate your core from the top down
- Squeeze your ass – will help activate your core from the bottom up
Now, give this 3 Minute Core Challenge a go and let me know how it turns out for you.
Can YOU do 3 total rounds with a 1 minute break in between each round?
That would be considered “BADASS Level”
Live and Train Aggressive!
PS – I’ve got a cool interview coming tomorrow with my boy Jason Klein with The Lean Body Movement who sent me over this little challenge.
For now, check out his Bodyweight Only Training System – The Lean Body Revolution