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Ab Exercises That Aren’t Boring?


#1

I’ve neglected ab training for too long. What are some abs and core exercises that aren’t too boring.


#2

Levers.


#3

They are all boring. Just get the work done.

Variety helps. Have about 5 you rotate.

I rotate:

Stir the pot, straight leg raises into knee ups, plank flows, ab wheel, hollow body hold, bird dogs, dead bugs


#4

Definitely not advanced enough yet but maybe I’ll work up to it


#5

I sorta like roll outs.

And heavy squats


#6

No idea. While we’ve had many discussions here concerning which ab exercises are most effective, I can’t say I recall ever having one regarding which are most entertaining.


#7

There are certainly some sexual positions that tax the abs and are entertaining… although, not sure how effective. Just depends how long you can last, I suppose.


#8

I have taken to working my “boring work” into a circuit or to super set the ab work with less boring stuff. This makes it infinitely more tolerable

Could be something like

A1 - bench
A2 - ab exercise

Or

A1- abs
A2- neck
A3- rear delts
A4- calves

Covers all the little stuff and has a much less boring flow to it than just doing an ab exercise


#9

Although not very “T Nation”-like, I would suggest a yoga class devoted to core/power. If you find the right level, the ab work is killer but not at all boring. Also, you get some nice mobility work. All in the midst of attractive girls.


#10

Heavy squats, dead lifts, over head press… These have all killed my abs every workout!


#11

If you’re doing sexual positions for an ab workout then you’re not very good at one or both of those things :smiley: