Tag: abs

Move of the Week: Turkish Get-up

Are you finishing too quickly? Here’s why you shouldn’t — when it comes to this move. THE MOVE: Turkish Get-up MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Core and corrective; abs, shoulders, legs. WHY DO IT: The Turkish Get-up is a complex, full-body movement that many people get wrong, simply because there are so many parts to begin…

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Move of the Week: Pallof Press

These days, people are anti-everything. Why are we so anti-rotation and anti-extension? THE MOVE: Pallof Press MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Core stability; abs and obliques. WHY DO IT: The Pallof Press is an essential core exercise that teaches you how to resist rotation and extension. Both of these motions can negatively affect the low back,…

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Opinion: Doing Yoga Will Ruin Your Abs

If you’ve been to any yoga class, you’ve likely heard the instructor cue you to “draw your belly button to your spine” during various poses to work your core. This is sometimes known as “hollowing” or even “creating a vacuum” in bodybuilding circles. And let’s face it, it’s not uncommon to think about sucking in…

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Move of the Week: Hollow Body Hold

 Crush it with your back! Find out why this actually isn’t a bad thing in our Move of the Week. THE MOVE: Hollow Body Hold MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Core & corrective: abs, obliques, and core stability. WHY DO IT: The Hollow Body Hold is probably one of the most underrated core exercises ever. It…

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Why Front Squats Are Like Mullets

Front Squats are like mullets: business up front, and party in the back. When it comes to keeping the bar on your shoulders, you have to be super-strict with your technique up front (the business side), so that you can squat properly behind the bar (the party in the back). There’s more to this as well….

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Get Better at Pull-ups to Bring Sexy Back

Justin Timberlake isn’t the only person who can bring sexy back; you can, too. Find out how to get better at pull-ups–and build a stronger, leaner, #SexyBack in the process. The pull-up is king when it comes to upper body strength. However, they are an advanced movement for many gym-goers, and many tend to use…

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Move of the Week: Front Squat

You’ve probably seen today’s move in one form or another. Well, it’s finally time to learn about this foundational movement for both fitness and performance, that also works the legs and abs. THE MOVE: Front Squat MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Squat: quads, hamstrings, glutes, abs. WHY DO IT: As we mentioned earlier, the front squat is…

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Banish Your Beer Belly For Good

With the spring and warm weather approaching comes this disheartening realization: “crap, I need to get myself back into gear.” For the record, beer bellies aren’t specifically a direct result of too much beer. Just maybe too many calories, too much Netflix and Chill, and not enough movement. Let’s face it, when you’re drinking beer,…

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How to Build Your Best Workout Routine

Most guys (and girls) want the same thing when they hit the gym:  they want to build some muscle, lose some fat, and feel “in shape.” Due to their popularity, these goals define what we can call “your best workout routine,” exactly because this routine is meant to help you get there. To reliably achieve…

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How to Build Abs Without Sit-ups

  It seems like everyone at the gym does sit-ups and crunches until the cows come home. For the most part though, this is like counting cash in your wallet. In a way, they both feel good. But counting your money doesn’t help you earn more money. Likewise, banging out a bunch of ab-burning sit-ups doesn’t…

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