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Get Six Pack Abs at CrossFit Redux

One thing that everyone wants out of their workout program is six pack abs! Unfortunately, the truth of the matter is that the core is the least trainable part of the human body.

If you try to isolate the abs, after 6-8 weeks, you will plateau for the rest of your life.Dave Gonzalez

In order to gain a strong core, which will help lead to six pack abs, then you have to challenge your midline to stabilize movement properly. Of course, you can’t forget about nutrition either.

Squats and deadlifts are two of the best core exercises you can do because you have to brace your midline throughout the entire movements.

But . . . if you are truly looking for a strong core, then try going overhead. Strict press, or standing military press, is one of the best ways to start. It’s a simple lift that forces your core to work throughout the whole range of motion. Your low back and spinal erectors have to work in unison with your abdominals and obliques to keep you vertical so you don’t go into flexion or extension.

Six Pack Abs

Once you feel comfortable with locking out overhead, and are ready to get the superman six pack abs . . . go for a walk! That’s right, nothing will challenge your core better than holding weight overhead and walking with it.

There are so many different options than just a barbell, so don’t settle on just one thing. Mix it up by using yokes, kettlebells, dumbbells, or even plates. Do one-arm carries to really feel how your body works to stabilize during the movements.

Challenge your core in different variations of overhead carries and you’ll be on your way to six pack abs that the greek gods would be jealous of!

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Whatever your name is, I'm the guy yelling it when you come in for class. I love what I do and I love sharing my knowledge of CrossFit and functional movement with every class that I coach, clinic that I run, and blog that I write.

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