Training your abs isn’t as complicated as It seems. "The six-pack, or rectus abdominis, is actually one muscle, so all ab exercises cause activation,” says Stuart McGill. Ph.D., author of Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance. But certain exercises can trigger other regions of your core, such as your obliques, for a complete ab workout. Use these tips from McGill to simplify your approach and see faster results.
THE BEST ABS EXERCISE
Try “stir the pot”, one of McGill’s favorite moves. Assume a pushup position, but place your elbows and forearms on a Swiss ball. Move your elbows in a circle, making sure that your core doesn’t rotate.