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Core strength starts with the abs, the muscles that allow athletes to twist, turn and explode. Bored with your current routine? Need something more sport-specific? You came to the right place. STACK's deep library of training videos and articles includes never-before-seen exercises, workout plans that are geared for success, and tips from the best athletes in the world.

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Why Your Ab Workout Isn't Actually Strengthening Your Core

"Hey Coach, can you give me a good ab workout?" It's a question I get all the time. My response is usually something along the lines of "Are you at...

More than a Six Pack: 3 Keys to Building Functional, Performance-Enhancing Core Strength

A well-developed core is not only the prominent feature of a good physique, it's the foundation of an elite athlete. Strength, power and stability all...

3 Popular Core Exercises a Pro Athlete Would Never Do (And What to Do Instead)

"As an athlete, period, your core is like the friggin' engine. It triggers everything, it gets everything going. Guys can be as big as they want in th...

2 Advanced Ab Exercises for a Strong and Ripped Core

I'm always on the hunt for the latest and greatest abs exercise routine. Why? Well because let's face it. Everybody wants to have abs. You can say that...

4 Hanging Exercises That Build Ripped Abs and a Stronger Upper Body

Ben, it's summer time and I really want to get ripped abs, what should I do? Man, I've been hearing this question so much lately. So my answer most of...

Crush Your Abs With This Quick Mini-Band Routine

Now more than ever, the most important thing you can do is get that good ab workout in. Why? Because it's almost summer time duh! There are a million...

Why The Reverse Crunch Is Your Shortcut to Six-Pack Abs

Reverse Crunches are a much better use of your time than traditional Crunches. Traditional Crunches put unnecessary pressure on your spine. Reverse...

WWE Legend 'Big Show' Has Lost Nearly 100 Pounds in 8 Months, Now Has 'Giant Abs'

After losing nearly 100 pounds in eight months, WWE legend Big Show is sporting giant abs. The 45-year-old Big Show—real name Paul Donald Wight I...

5 Core Exercises for Advanced Athletes

Core training is one of the most popular terms you will hear thrown around by coaches and athletes, yet many do not fully understand the actual function...

Try 2 Decline Bench Core Exercises for Stronger Abs

Test Your Core Strength with These Two Exercises on a Decline Bench By Jim Carpentier, CSCS A strong core is essential for reducing injury risk in...

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