Build stronger abs the right way

Eighty percent of the population suffer from low back pain at some point in their life – strong abs pay a critical role in keeping the back healthy.  What can we do at home to work on our abs?  What are the RIGHT exercises and how do we do them correctly? Are you doing the RIGHT exercises for your abs, but incorrectly?  Mike Robertson, co-owner Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training IFAST has some answers.

Is it all about form.  What most people do is even if they have the right form, they are in the wrong starting position.”

Mike shows us to basic exercises to help you build strength in your abdomenal muscles.

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What researchers found over the last 15, 20 years is that the core isn’t so much there to move as it is to stabilize and transmit force throughout your body.”




plankThe Plank – something that, once you get good at it, you should try and do 3 days a week.  For most people about a minute is a good length of time to hold it. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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