Get Flat Abs with Suspension Training

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Ready for a workout that will give you flat abs? Great, then you need to start adding in suspension training to your regimen. 

Suspension training has been around for quite some time and it's not going anywhere for a reason. When your feet or arms are suspended in the air you instantaneously have to engage your core, brain, and entire body. You have probably seen guys in the NFL, MLB and every professional organization train with these straps. 

I'm here to show you four of my favorite suspension moves that absolutely crush the core and help with getting flat abs.

Ready to rock? Here we go. 

How You Do It: 

Perform each move for 25 seconds 

Rest for 15 seconds 

Move on to the next move and go for 25 seconds 

Hit all four moves

That's 1 round. Rest for 1 minute and 30 seconds in between rounds. Repeat for 4 rounds! 

The Moves 

Walk Ups 

I'm not sure where I got this one from but I love it. After the 2nd or 3rd rep, you will already feel this one. Big take home note for this move is to walk back slow and only go back as far as you feel comfortable.  Keep those legs straight and you will be feeling the burn from head to toe. 

Side Knee Tucks 

You have to hit those obliques! Your obliques are those "side abs" or that "bathing suit cut" that we all want. More importantly, the side knee tucks help you with rotational power and core stability. You will be huffing and puffing pretty quick into this move. 

Reverse Lunge with Lateral Raise 

The second your back foot gets suspended you will be working on single leg stability. In order for you to stay up straight and not wobble you will have to engage all of the muscles in your leg. This is huge for athletes as most of our movements happen when we are standing on one leg. I threw the lateral shoulder raise in there simultaneously just to challenge the core a little bit more and to really nail the shoulder joint. Take your time with this one! 

Hurdle Walk Overs 

Last but not least the hurdle walkovers. Man these are tough! I know it looks easy but moving side to side without your feet going crazy is not an easy thing to do. Your lower body is going to want to sway back and forth, Don't let it. Keep your core locked in a solid position and slowly move your hands. Long story short, by doing this move you are practicing moving your limbs while keeping your core tight. This helps prevent injuries and improves your athleticism a ton! 

So you got the moves, you have the workout, now get to work and start seeing some flat abs in the mirror! 

Share this with your workout partner and let them know it's on! 

Chase It! 

Ben Boudro

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