If there’s one muscle group you cannot afford to overlook in your workout routine, it's your core. This group of muscles, made up of the rectus abdominus (your ‘six pack’), your internal and external obliques (the ‘love handles’) as well as the transverse abdominis that runs deep under the six pack muscles and is responsible for stabilizing the body. The TA is going to come into play in almost every single exercise that you complete.
Not only that, but those who have a stronger core will also help to defend against back pain, both while exercising as well as in their day to day life. While if you are not suffering right now, this might not seem like that big of a deal, but make no mistake about it, low back pain is one of the most common injuries that people deal with as they get older and can completely take them away from the activities that they enjoy. Prevention is the best medicine!
Putting the time and effort into strengthening your core is a must. It should never be left out of your workout program.
Fortunately for you, building up a strong core has never been more straightforward. I wouldn’t call it easy as the method I’m about to explain is anything but easy, but it will be very effective and results will quickly follow.
So how do you strengthen your core? What will deliver you the best results?
Introducing, the AbDominator.
What Is The AbDominator?
Chances are, if you’re a regular gym-goer, you’ve seen the traditional ab wheels before. You grab onto the handles, move into a prone position, and then roll forward and back using your abs to direct the movement pattern.
This seems great, right?
There’s just one problem.
It’s only working your abs across one basic pattern of movement. To achieve full results – I’m talking results that are unparalleled by any other workout out there, you need multi-directional movement. This is what the AbDominator is built to give you. This machine is going to allow you to create any pattern of movement you feel like doing because you can easily roll forward, backward, side to side, or in the diagonal fashion. Its great for arcing motions, fig 8s and S turns.
The roller ball in the device does not put limitations on your results. If you can think up the movement, you can perform it.
How Does This Device Work Your Core?
So how does this work your core? The real secret behind the AbDominator is its unstable platform. The fact is, as you work to stabilize the AbDominator during use, every single fiber in the core is going to be put to work as you complete the rolling motion.
You aren’t just using the standard ‘six pack’ muscles here as you are with most ab devices. Instead, your side muscles as well as the muscles deep within the core will be utilized. This is what then gives you maximum strengthening results.
So as you can see, if you have not gotten your hands on an AbDominator yet, now is definitely the time to do so. It’s the best way to improve your core strength and ensure maximum results.
In the coming articles of this series, we’ll go into more detail on how to work each of the core muscles noted so you can get maximum engagement. Stay tuned.