Filed Under (Core Stability, Fitness, General) by Rick Kaselj on 11-02-2017
Hey, I hope you are doing well.
This past weekend, the family and I got the chance to head up to the local ski area again where the kids did snowboarding while I did skiing.
I believe that the Invincible Body Academy workouts that I have been doing have kept my body in good shape which made the transition of not being able to ski for 15 years into getting back to skiing pretty easy.
Today, I will share a few little ways to add some variety on your core workout.
Today, I wanted to show you a few exercises that will shock your abs.
ABS Exercises With A Twist That Will Shock Your Abs!
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I got Jenna to demonstrate the exercises.
#1 – Seated Bench Partner Anti-Rotation
You need a partner to do this exercise. Begin in a nice and upright sitting position. Your partner grabs your shoulder and will work on resisting your movement as you rotate your shoulders to one side.
Seated Bench Partner Anti-Rotation
Another way of doing this exercise is crossing the arms. Rotate your crossed arms to the side and your partner will work on resisting your movement.
Seated Bench Partner with Crossed Arms
Perform 1 set of 5 reps each way in isometric contraction for about 2 seconds and you can progress to 5 seconds. The intensity is light. The purpose of this exercise is to target the abs especially the twisting movement.
#2 – Seated Unstable Surface Anti-Rotation
For this exercise, you need a partner and an unstable surface to sit on.
Sit nice and tall on an unstable or constantly moving surface where you can feel your abs working to maintain stability. Cross your arms out front and rotate your shoulders to the side, your partner works on resisting your movement.
Seated Unstable Surface Anti-Rotation
Perform 1 set of 5 reps on each direction with 2 seconds push and you can progress to 5 seconds push. The intensity is light and easy on spine. The purpose of this exercise is to work on the twisting movement of the core.
#3 – Abs Exercise Using a Resistance Band
For this exercise, you can use a resistance band, a tubing, or a pulley that is hooked onto something stable or you can do this exercise with a partner.
Stand in a nice and upright position with the resistance band in your hands. Move into a lunge position. Pull the band from the side and push the band out front for a couple of seconds then pull it back towards your body.
Abs Exercise Using a Resistance Band
Perform 1 set of 5 reps (each side) of pushing and pulling the band away and towards your body in a smooth controlled movement with a good stop at each of the positions; your hands away and hands closed. The intensity can be light to moderate depending on how strong you are with your core. The purpose of the exercise is to target the core and work on the abs, but it is easy and light on the spine.
#4 – Standing Anti-Rotation
For this exercise, you use a resistance band.
Stand upright with wide stance. Knees are slightly bent. Pull the band from the side and put arms out front. Hold that position for a couple of seconds and relax.
Perform 1 set of 5 reps (each side) holding the end position for 3 – 10 seconds. The intensity can be light to moderate depending on how much resistance you have. The purpose of this exercise is to target the core and abs.
#5 – Anti-Rotation Band Squat
For this exercise, you use a resistance band or pulley.
Stand upright with wide stance. Pull the band from the side to get resistance from the band. Push the band with your arms out front and do the squatting movement.
Anti- Rotation Band Squat
Perform 1 set of 5 reps (each side) of the squatting movement holding the anti-rotation for a period of time. The intensity can be light to moderate depending on how much resistance you have. The purpose of this exercise is to target the core and abs muscles, but it is nice and easy on the back.
Give these five exercises a go. They are great core exercises that will shock your abs.
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Rick Kaselj, MS