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To build an extremely strong core, you do not necessarily have to lie on the ground to press on the spine. A heroic six-pack is also available on the legs, fighting against gravity to prevent rotation.
Men's Health Advisor and trainer Don Saladino, coach of actor Ryan Reynolds and Sebastian Stan for their comic hero movie roles s intelligent, functional exercises to build the core strength of his clients. He programs exercises such as the barbell landmine to achieve the expected superhero abdominal muscles.
Do not confuse this landmine exercise with any other landmine exercises you may have seen, especially the Landmine 180 or the Twister, because the whole point points a strong, solid upper body forward without slipping one side to move with the weight
"I like the landmine because it's an anti-rotation movement, which is an incredibly challenging and safe way to exercise abdominal muscles and training," says Saladino.
You will need a barbell and a landmine base to move. If your gym does not have room for landmine exercises, try this option from Yes4All – or place one end of the barbell in the corner of the room and use a towel to protect the wall paint.
- Setup Load the barbell in the mine base and with medium weight.
- Grab the end of the rod and lift it with both hands in an overhand grip, pushing the rod up to the head level at the end of its collar. Stand in an athletic position, knees slightly bent and feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart.
- Move the weight only with your arms to the right and then to the left – but make sure your hips and feet stay in place. Press your glutes and torso together to get a strong upper body.
You can add the landmine to your training as a killerbeader for sets or for time. Try 3 sets of 6 to 8 reps in each direction, taking as much weight as possible while keeping the shape. For more superhero bodybuilding moves, check out all Superhero Fit workouts or Saladino's entire program.