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Core Confusion

You don't need ab exercises, just squat and deadlift, right? Wrong! Turns out the studies were misinterpreted. Here's what really hits your core.

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  • The 4 Dumbest Ab Exercises

    Those popular ab exercises you see in many workout programs are ineffective and injurious. Luckily, there are smarter alternatives.

    Stuntman Strength and Action-Hero Abs

    An inside peek into the daily life and training of a professional stuntman, plus quick workouts anyone can use to build stuntman athleticism and Hollywood abs.

    The Best Exercise for a Smaller Waist

    These five vacuum exercises will narrow and tighten your waist by training the transverse abdominis.

    Triple Threat Core Training

    Properly bracing your abs can immediately boost your strength. Combine that trick with three core exercises and you've got high performance and great abs.

    4 Exercises for Big Arms & Hard Abs

    Four multi-tasking exercises that work the arms, hit the core, and vacuum the midsection all at the same time.

    Ab Training Made Simple

    You only need two or three exercises to build your abs. The trick is to choose the right exercises and breathe correctly while doing them. Here's how.

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  • How To Build A Tight, Rock-Hard Waist

    Shrink your waist, maximize strength, and crush the big lifts with these core training techniques.

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  • Building a Superhuman Core

    Meatheads say, “Just squat and deadlift, bro. That's all the core training you'll ever need.” Too bad they're wrong.

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  • The Secret to Ab Training

    Master this little trick and even the most intense abdominal exercises will suddenly become way more effective.

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  • Weird Workouts That Really Work

    Shake up your training with Tabata for biceps, eccentric roll-outs for abs, and speed push-ups.

    Superhuman Planks

    If you can do anything other than focus on not blacking out while performing a plank, you're doing it wrong.

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  • Timed Carries for Traps, Arms & Core

    Build a stronger grip, great abs, monstrous traps, and a serious set of arms with timed sets of heavy carries.

    Real Core Training: Offset Loading

    How adding more weight to one side of the body can help you smash even the most stubborn plateaus.

    Not Your Average BS Core Training: The Sequel

    Nine vicious exercises that’ll build your core without boring you to death.

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  • You're Hurt - You're Not Dead

    Injured? That doesn't mean your workouts should consist of channel surfing. Here are some great heavy-weight exercises you can still do.

    Not Your Average B.S. Core Training

    Forget crunches, leg raises, and the latest ab gadget. Here are some unique core exercises that deliver real results, fast.

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  • Full Contact Core

    Create a superhuman core and total body strength by focusing on generating maximum tension. Here’s how.

    Hard Ab Training

    Forget the complicated "core" workouts, here's a quick and dirty old school routine that will make your abs feel like someone sliced them open and dumped sriracha sauce on them.

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  • The Dragon Flag

    Forget all these fancy core exercises. Here's an old-school classic that will hammer your core into submission.

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  • An Interview with Dr. Stuart McGill - Part 1

    The world famous spine expert puts the whole spinal flexion, rounding-the-back issue to rest, along with describing the proper way to train core rotation and much more.

    Freakish Strength With Proper Core Training

    Why bracing is better than hollowing; how to do pelvic floor contractions; how to breathe during a heavy lift; and lots more.

    How to Perform the Human Flag

    Circus trick or testament to full-body strength? Either way, it sure looks cool. Here's how to nail this movement in record time.

    To Crunch or Not to Crunch

    Experts say crunches are worthless and bad for the back. Are they right? Here’s the real science.

    Anti-Ab Training

    Real core training is all about the anti: anti-flexion, anti-extension, and anti-rotation. Here’s what you need to know.

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