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Muscle detailing: The core workout for abs that pop

Carve up your core with these 4 moves.
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Fitness model showing off his abs
Marius Bugge

Slice and dice your core with this hyper-focused abs routine. 

How it works

Your typical program consists of a big, compound exercise or exercises followed by isolation exercise, or exercises. For this particular approach, you’re going to chill out on the big lifts and double-down on the smaller ones. Isolation exercises are a great way to hyper-focus and zero in on one particular muscle, as well as tap into smaller, more discreet muscle fibers. 

How to add this workout to your routine

For 2-3 weeks, couple up a large muscle group (legs, back, chest) with a smaller muscle group (shoulders, arms, abs) or a push and a pull. Shoot for 1 day of rest between workouts. Cycle back onto your regular programming after the 2-3 weeks are up. Rest 30 seconds or less between sets.

Watch the video for detailed instructions on how to do the moves, as demonstrated by Eugene Isaev (@eugeneaesthetics), an LA-based certified personal trainer.

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The core-sculpting ab workout

Exercise
Equipment
Sets
Reps
Rest
Exercise 1 of 4

Seated Knee Tuck

Equipment
Bench
Sets
3
Reps
20
Rest
30 sec.
How to
Exercise 2 of 4

Alternating Shoulder Taps

Equipment
Sets
3
Reps
15 per side
Rest
30 sec.
How to
Exercise 3 of 4

Dumbbell Side Bend

Equipment
Dumbbells
Sets
4
Reps
25 per side
Rest
30 sec.
How to
Exercise 4 of 4

Kneeling Cable Crunch

Equipment
Adjustable Cable Machine
Sets
4
Reps
25
Rest
30 sec.
How to
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