The Ultimate Ab Workout for Athletes

Perform this six-exercise ultimate ab workout to increase your core strength, improve your performance on the field and get six-pack abs.

Plank With Shoulder Taps

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Plank With Shoulder Taps

Why: Lifting an arm off the ground forces your core to stabilize to maintain balance and control.

How: Assume a push-up position with your body in a straight line. Touch your right hand to your left shoulder. Return your right hand to the ground to resume the starting position. Repeat with your left hand and continue in alternating fashion for the specified number of reps.

Sets/Reps: 2×5 each side

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Why: Lifting an arm off the ground forces your core to stabilize to maintain balance and control.

How: Assume a push-up position with your body in a straight line. Touch your right hand to your left shoulder. Return your right hand to the ground to resume the starting position. Repeat with your left hand and continue in alternating fashion for the specified number of reps.

Sets/Reps: 2×5 each side

Tip: Walk your hands forward (as shown) to increase the difficulty.


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