Core Strengthing


#1

Lately I’ve been taking a strength training class. I’ve been doing a lot of situps (on the decline board with weights ranging from 5-35 lbs. on my chest). The front of my stomach is getting pretty hard (and I’m starting to get a six pack 8) ). My problem is that the sides of my stomach are still pretty mushy. Does anyone have any tips for strengthing the sides of my core?


#2

side planks, russian twists (they have lots of names, also V twists), elbow to opposite knee situps- on flat ground or decline board, wood choppers on high pulley.


#3

google
oblique ab workouts

what i do alot is i’ll do situps and then twists on a decline bench holding a medicine ball until i’m completely spent and my entire stomach will be burning

Another thing I do is hold heavy DB’s and bend over to the side, and alternate. I’ll bend to the side till my arm extends to about my knee…this may be “side planks”, i dont know everything has many names nowadays


#4

Side Planks
http://www.fitnessvancouver.ca/anatomyassets/exercise%20side%20plank.htm

hold for 30 seconds on each side.


#5

What you’re thinkin’ of is called side bends. Personally, it’s one of my favorite ab exercises.