Gymnastic rats are excited about Leg Day, Arm Day and Chest Day – but Core Day is not so much. For most of us, abs work is an afterthought that is pinned down to the end of a workout when there is not much in the tank. And it is monotonous. Thousands of situps, planks, belly rolls, pikes and more are required to make a dent in your midsection.
There is a better way. You can actually tweak already made moves and turn them into core killers. It's not just a time saver. Created by Matt Pudvah, a strength coach in Manchester, MA, this track strikes deep trunk muscles as well as the oblique and smaller muscles in the lower back.
Away from this, this is a true total body workout. To emphasize the heart, choose lighter weights, go through the repetitions faster, and make more rounds. To focus on building muscle, you'll string stronger gear, slow down your movements, and complete fewer laps.
In any case, your abs will squeal with no situp in sight. Every movement (except pull-ups ̵