To get sleek-looking abs, do a million crunches, right? Wrong. This is a big myth, but people still think crunches are the way to build a strong core and sculpt the abs. Doing crunches alone will leave you with an imbalanced body, rounded shoulders, low-back pain and poor posture.
To avoid these issues, try this core workout that will not only strengthen your abdominals and back, but also will create a beautiful and balanced solid body.
If you're limited on time, make this a 15-minute workout by doing 1 to 2 sets. If you have more time, do 3 to 4 sets. This will take about 30 to 45 minutes.
Note: Sprints are done on their own. Exercises 2 through 5 are to be completed as a circuit. Rest for two minutes in between each circuit, not each move.
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How to Do Each Move
- Sprint as hard and fast as you can for 15 or 20 seconds.
- Then rest for two minutes and sprint again.
Many people don't realize that sprinting is one of the best exercises for the core.