Abs and Core Exercises

Aesthetic Training: Abs

Fitness model and MuscleTech athlete Abel Albonetti shows you how to sculpt the perfect core.

Aesthetic Training: Abs
Steve Boyle / M+F Magazine
Steve Boyle / M+F Magazine
Exercises 5
Equipment Yes

Abel's Aesthetic Training Tip:

“This is the one muscle group I train in circuit form. But just like with any other muscle group, I lift as heavy as I can, using good form. So I’m going for 10 to 15 reps for each exercise. I don’t love doing ab work—honestly, I hate it—but I work them all the time because I know I need to.”

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Abel's Abs Workout Perform this circuit for 4 rounds.

Exercise 1

Hanging Leg Raise You'll need: Pullup Bar How to
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-- sets
15 reps
-- rest

Exercise 2

Cable Crunch You'll need: Adjustable Cable Machine, Rope Attachment How to
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-- sets
12 reps
-- rest

Exercise 3

Decline Bench Situp
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-- sets
20* reps
-- rest
*Do 10 weighted, then drop the weight and crank out another 10.

Exercise 4

Cable Woodchop You'll need: Adjustable Cable Machine, D-Handle Attachment How to
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-- sets
15* reps
-- rest
*Each side

Exercise 5

General Plank You'll need: No Equipment How to
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-- sets
1 min reps
-- rest