Abs and Core Exercises

Bench for a Stronger Core and Abs

One of your favorite exercises can help give you a six-pack while pumping up your pecs.

Train Abs and Core: Bench for Abs

How to Do It

Partialled Supported Dumbbell Bench

1. Lie on a bench as if you were going to do a dumbbell bench press, but support only your head and upper back. Keep your hips up and your core braced.

2. Press the weights over your chest. Perform dumbbell presses as normal, but keep your core tight so your hips don’t fall. Contract your glutes.

SEE ALSO: 10 Upper Body Moves that Build Your Core Too>>>

Did You Know? Suspending your body above the floor makes it act as its own bench to support the lift, drastically increasing the core involvement. For an even greater challenge, try pressing one arm at a time.

QUICK TIP: You’ll have to use less weight than for a normal press, but you’ll get a stronger contraction in your abs.

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