Stretch. Contract. Stability.
Let me explain – and then I’ll give you a workout.
You need to choose exercises that stretch the abs (eccentrically loading them – that’s what causes soreness) and then forcefully contract the abs back to the start position. You’ll get the exact moves that best provide this unique stimulus in my new program, TT for C-B-S Abs, Beautiful, & Sexy Abs:
If you think about training your abs with the Stretch-Contract-Stability System, you’ll quickly see why simple crunches don’t work.
Sure, sure, you contract them (but not very forcefully) with each little crunch. But there’s no stretch. And that means no real stimulus to adapt – and grow, get chiseled, and become beautiful.
With this program, you’ll get the right exercises that provide the Stretch-n-Contract mechanism to build beautiful abs.
The only downside? Soreness.
So don’t schedule any “funny movie nights” in week one of this program!
Day 1 – Workout A – Rocking Rollouts
Circuit 1 – Found in the manual.
2A) DB Row – 15 reps (2-0-1-0)
2B) TRX Bodyweight Triceps Extension – 10 reps (3-0-1-0)
2C) Total Body Extension (TBX) – 20 reps (1-0-1-0)
2D) Rocking Plank – 60 seconds
2E) X-Body Mountain Climbers – 12 reps per side
Rest one minute and repeat two more times.
How does this fit into the S-C-S System?
First, DB rows, done right, require massive amounts of core stability and anti-rotation forces from your obliques. With the right amount of resistance and reps, your obliques get a killer workout from that one non-traditional ab movement.
Second, your abs get an incredible stretch-and-contract stimulus with the TRX bodyweight triceps extension – and you can sub in lying dumbbell triceps extensions in place – again, getting the stretch-and-contract benefit.
Total Body Extensions give a small stretch-and-contact stimulus, but are used more for conditioning purposes.
Then the Rocking Plank and X-Body (cross-body) Mountain Climbers do triple duty, delivering Stretch, Contraction, and Stability.
Kaboom! Your abs will blow-up real good.
That circuit also makes a killer core finisher to any workout, too.
That’s why, if you want sexy abs and a hot body without the hassle of going to a gym, TT workouts and Kettlebell Workouts ROCK – especially kettlebell workouts specifically designed to work your abs (without silly sit-ups or boring cardio).
Use these workouts to burn calories and get ripped abs
Summer is the season for your abs,
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
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