I was just reading Waterbury’s tip of the day:
Top Ab Exercises
The best ab exercises are: deadlifts, overhead presses, cleans, rope pulls, overhead figure 8’s, and pull-ups with a dumbbell between your feet. Not the exercises you were expecting? Isolation abdominal exercises don’t induce enough stress compared to high-load compound exercises. It all goes back to load. Focus 75% of your time on performing the aforementioned exercises. The other 25% of the time should be spent performing hanging pikes, decline sit-ups, inch worms, side bends, and cable crunches.
This is all news to me (which as a beginner i find most things fall under that category). I was under the impression that cable crunches are high load exercises.
What are people’s opinion on this tip?
Also, what are ‘overhead figure 8’s’ and ‘rope pulls.’