New on ROK: 4 Ab Exercises

Who doesn’t want stronger abs? After all, the core is the originator of all motion. Plus, aesthetics if that’s what you’re into.

My new Return of Kings article is about that very topic: Ab exercises you haven’t seen before.

Summer may be over  by now, but there’s still a lot of opportunity for you to show off the physique that you’ve been developing throughout the rest of the year—maybe even into the winter months.

While I for one have always felt that resistance training should always be functional—which is to say training your body to be functionally strong and able, rather than merely training to look good—the fact is that if you strength train, you’ll get aesthetic appeal as a nice little side benefit, whereas the dandy who trains purely to look good will not be nearly as strong as the inverse.

Like it or not, we are sexually reproducing beings (well, most of us are anyway), and like it or not, a man with a good physique is more likely to achieve that particular goal then the doughy, deconditioned man.

And like it or not, the torso, particularly the stomach, is a major source of sexual judgment—for both men and women.

…So if you’ve been doing your power lifts, you’ll likely have halfway decent abs just due to their use as stabilizer muscles in those total body manuevers. Thus, your average crunches and sit-ups are not going to be strenuous enough exercises for you. Of course, you could just increase your repetitions, but seeing as I and many other men find endless repetitions to be a bit boring, a much better thing to do is to increase the intensity.

Thus, the inverted sit-up might be right for you. Often seen in movies and other media, the exerciser grabs a hold of the nearest horizontal bar, swings his legs up and around it, and lets his body hang

You can read it here