Your Abs Aren’t As Good As You Think They Are
One of the battles that I fight on a daily basis are athletes doing “core” work with endless amounts of sets and reps and horrific spinal sheer stresses.
Short story? They are doing endless crunches and knee tucks and other things to make their abs “pop”. Then I hear how strong their abs are and then proceed to see them struggle to pick up anything heavy.
Being able to do 100 crunches doesn’t mean you have a strong core
What does it take to have great abs?
Is it thousands of situps and side bends? Nope.
Is it genetic luck? A bit.
What really makes your abs pop and stand out the best?
Are you eating enough of these?
I know this isn’t what people like to hear but in all honesty, great abs are built in the food store not just the kitchen or the gym. You need to learn to eat the right things and get body weight under control in order to really see what you want.
Is it enough to just be skinny with abs though? Is that really what you want? I don’t know about you, but I hate having people who are just naturally small and skinny talk about how they have great abs.
This is not abs. This is skinny.
This is one of the LEAST impressive things I have ever seen. Guy was born without any muscle or fat. Skinny is not fit, skinny is frail.
THESE are abs, made from hard work and super strength.
Here is a picture of one of the best strength athletes in the world. He is 300 lbs of bone crushing muscle. This athlete isn’t thinking crunches and situps, those aren’t what crafted this body. What made these abs pop were the work being applied to his body and the food he put in his mouth.
Work like this
Can your core handle this load?
You don’t pick up heavy things without training your core to do it. Doing traditional core training doesn’t get you here though. Deadlifts, squats, pullups, benching and sprinting all require direct core work to get them to go up faster and faster, but not the simple every day core work.
Olympic Lifters Abs are powerful and look good
I think I am proving my point to you in pictures and rhetoric, but how do you actually train the core? That’s another article 😉
For today I just wanted to upset peoples belief in what makes a great set of abs happen. Soon, I will show you HOW we train the abs to function properly and in the end LOOK the way we want them to look.
Until then, we’ll just wave goodbye
Thank You for coming