5 hours ago
3 AB Tips You Were Never Taught😱 by @trainwithcarsen
BREATHING✅- In order to maximally work your abs you need to understand how to sync your diaphragm breathing with your movements. In this case, you should be exhaling air from your diaphragm before initiating your ab contraction. This will allow for a more maximal contraction💪.
For instance💢- If you are performing ball sit-ups, exhale your air before beginning the sit-up.
If you are not properly breathing from your diaphragm to begin with, start to add some diaphragm breathing drills to your routine. You can even do these at home.
AB ACTIVATION✅- One of the main reasons people struggle to build their abs is because of their ❌inability to activate the abs. You should be able to squeeze your abs as easily as you can squeeze your bicep💪. If you cannot, you need to work on an activation before aimlessly doing 100 crunches.
Work on isomeric holds like hollow holds, or even just holding in the contracted position of a sit-up. Squeeze your abs HARD for 3-5 seconds, then repeat. This will better develop your mind-muscle connection with your abs.
DEADLIFT✅- A lot of people today struggle with a weak posterior chain which leads to an anterior pelvic tilt (hips tilt forward). When this happens, the ab muscles become long & weak. ❌You cannot efficiently work your abs when they are fixated in a lengthened position. SO - strengthening your deadlift (and all movements that work the posterior chain) will help to bring those hips back to a normal alignment, allowing you to work your abs maximally.
Also, heavy compound movements are some of the best exercises you can be doing to light up 🔥 your core.
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