What’s up guys? Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM. I’m literally down here on the floor in the middle of my Ab Workout when I got the idea to shoot this video for you. I think the best, hands down, the best Ab Workout tip that you might ever come across. And the reason why is two fold. Number 1 it can be done at home. Here I am training at home. There’s nothing around me. I don’t need, no elaborate equipment, I can do this on every single exercises as you’re going to see here soon. And secondly, it’s something that you can actually do right away as soon as I show you what the most important thing is. So, we have to think about one concept that I’ve talked about before and that is, when you’re doing your Workouts, it’s never just about getting from point A to point B. It should always be about, contracting the muscle that you’re trying to work to get you from point A to point B. To put a purpose behind what you’re doing.
And I think there’s no place more that this rears it’s ugly head than in Ab Training. And it makes a huge difference as to the type of results that you can see from your Ab Training. So here’s a perfect example. When we’re doing our home Ab Workouts again, and we’re going to use a traditional Crunch Exercise. And we know that in order to do a Crunch, you should get your shoulders up off the ground, right. So you clear your shoulder blades off the ground and you have a posterior tilt going of our pelvis, that we’re doing a well executed rep, right? So we know that this, for all intents and purposes, would be a well executed rep of a Crunch.
I can tell you that that may look right but there’s not enough effort being done behind that rep to make it that effective over the long term. What we have to start doing is really start contracting the muscles that are supposed to be doing the work for us, and that is the Abs and Core. So look at the difference between the muscularity when we do a well executed rep versus the one like I just showed you, getting from point A to point B. The point A to point B is here. And now the one where we really well execute the rep by contracting our way through, looks like this. You breath out, contract and come up. You can see, same thing, I’m getting up off the ground but the degree of contraction and muscularity in here through the Core is amplified immensely.
And that’s what we’re going after guys. You want to make sure that you’re actually making the muscles do the work. I could do this all day long, that’s fine. But if I want to make the work actually much more results effective than I have to make sure that I’m making the muscles do more work. And that’s the thing, we try to shy away in favor of rep count intensity. Same thing can be applied here at home with a Reverse Crunch, again. We know that to perform a Reverse Crunch, you’ve got to get your Pelvis and Hips up off the ground, ok, as you bring your legs back up towards your head.
That’s fine. But if we want to make it a more effective exercise, forget counting, forget if we could do 30 or 40 of those and try to focus on the quality of the contraction. Every single rep, contract as hard as you possible can with the muscles that you’re trying to work. So here, contract the Ab and come up. Breathe out. And you can not only see the work actually being done, but you’ll be able to see the results of your hard work over time, if you start to implement this workout after workout into Ab Training.
Guys this is just one of the principles that we talk about all the time of Training like an Athlete. Start being in control of your muscles instead letting your muscles be in control of you. It’s a big difference of trying to just Coast your way through a Workout and Work your way through a Workout. And that’s what I try to teach, it’s one of the things that I try to teach you in our ATHLEANX Training System, guys.
There’s a lot of things that go into Training like an Athlete. This is just one of them. But I know if you start implementing this right away, you’re going to see much more effectiveness out of all your Ab Workouts. And I want you to try it and let me know. Make sure and leave a comment and thumbs up below. And like I said, if you want me to Coach you through all of your, all of your Workouts, not just your Ab Workouts but every single Workout you do, then head to ATHLEANX.COM right now, get our ATHLEANX Training System and allow me to do that. I’d love for the opportunity. I know I can help you get in the best shape of your life, no question about it. Alright guys, I’ll be back here in just a couple of days with another new video. In the meantime I’m going to get back to my Ab Workout and get the rest of my work done.