This is not what you think it is!
Ask gym goers, regular people, bodybuilders or instagram fitspos what Ab training is and guaranteed you would receive a myriad of contrasting responses.
Abdominal training is like no other body part training. It's about fulfilling the muscles purpose safely and effectively.
True abdominal training is not just about targeting those pretty 2x4 bumps all packed nice and tidy in your torsos lower front. True abdominal training addresses the complete region interacting with the abdominals. The transverse abdominis (a deep underlying muscle) keeps the waist all nice and tight whilst the rectus abdominis is the bumpy six-pack your favourite celebs like to show off. The pelvic floor muscles are not often addressed until something goes awry. The waist muscles on the sides, the obliques, have bending / rotation control responsibilities and a host of other supporting muscles keep the whole 'organisation' well functioning.
This last word is key to a well rounded program - function. A good abdominal program will address the function of the abdominal wall and all its buddies in the torso. For that reason, this program does away with crunches and sit ups as we dive into the most essential 'ab' functional movements and activities.
Let's not spoil it with too much info here.
Join up and explore the real meaning of abdominal 'functional' training with THREE key movements that I'll teach you along with the steps to progressing each.
Good luck and may the abs be with you!
Hi, I'm Jamie Hunter, owner operator of FitStrong Performance Training in sunny Brisbane, Australia. I have been a professional trainer since 1997 after a brief career as a pro cyclist. An untimely knee injury closed the doors on that career but opened an opportunity to pursue a career helping other people take on their own physical challenges.
At FitStrong we focus on moving better first off, to remove limiting factors before pursuing moving stronger, whether that's with bodyweight training aka calisthenics or with kettlebells or other 'tools'.
We aim for moving good, better and best. We don't call less than perfect moves bad or poor, just work in progress.
I hope you opt to join us in our adventures with the courses I will provide.