I think it’s safe to say that when it comes to working out, people always want to know about and do more for their abs. Some are trying to get a six-pack, some want to know if ab workouts will get rid of fat around their stomach, and others just want to know what, exactly, they need to do for a stronger core.
In my opinion, everyone should spend more time focusing on core strength instead of their core aesthetic. I’m not saying don’t have the goal of getting chiseled abs; I’m just saying core strength is more important. Why? Because your core is involved in everything you do. Every time you sneeze, cough, laugh, walk, and pick something up, your core muscles are working.
There are a ton of ab exercises I enjoy, but when it comes to really focusing on core strength, the 11 moves ahead are my favorite. I like them because they ignite your transverse abdominis muscles (TVA), which I refer to as your true core. Your TVA muscles are important because they stabilize your pelvis and lumbar spine before any upper- and lower-body movements happen. So yes, focusing on strengthening them is highly advised.
Exercises like ball slams have their purpose, but when it comes to true core strength, these are the moves you need to be doing more of. Important note: this is not an ab workout. I don’t recommend doing these exercises all at once. If so, expect to be really sore. Instead, select no more than six moves to do at a given time. These are also great moves to use in conjunction with your warmup in order to activate your abs before you work out. Check them out ahead.