ARTICLE SUMMARY:

  • Go Old School (Small testicles, HGH, and Wheels of Pain)
  • What is Your “Core”? (How you can build a strong one)
  • TVA wall (and what it has to do with your Six Pack)
  • Full Ab Wheel Workout (see video)

Clark Rant – Kickin’ It Old School

This one’s old school. Gotta love the classics. Ab wheels have been around for ages. They remind me of all those old school bodybuilder photos from the 80’s with the short shorts like modern volleyball players. Aside from freak show quads, these old school body builders had freak show abs! Heck lets face it, bodybuilding contests are pretty much “may the best abs win”.

So how did they do it?

All of these bodybuilders have one thing in common (no not HGH or small testicles) they have a strong core.

What it REALLY Means to be “Hard Core”

tva muscleYour core is EVERYTHING.

Think you can squat 400lbs without a strong core? Think again!

There’s a reason so many strength and conditioning coaches that work with top athletes place such an emphasis on building a “strong core”.

What is a strong core?

It’s NOT a six pack. Get that idea out of you head right now. Your core are not a few isolated ab muscles but whether your entire abdominal complex.

TVA Wall and Your Six Pack

Transverse Abdominals. Those bad boys are what we’re trying to strengthen to achieve this holy grail of a “strong core”.

What are your Transverse Abdominis (TVA)?

Your TVA aid in supporting your body’s overall stability. Think of your TVA as your body’s natural weight lifting belt.

One way to strengthen these bad boys are to perform several exercises. Plank is great, but is there an even better way to strengthen your TVA? I’ve found that performing ab rollouts are another extremely effective way to build up your TVA wall.

Here’s how.

VIDEO

Three options for finding a wheel.

  1. Order one wheels online. (go for around ten bucks or so)
  2. Find one (I got mine for three bucks at the local thrift shop)
  3. Make one (roll out with an olympic bar with weights in your gym)

 

Control your life, don’t let life control you.

Pura Vida

-Clark Danger

Seattle, WA 1:10PM

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