4 Seriously Underrated Ab Exercises

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Landmine Squat to 1-Arm Twist and Press

“Both the landmine squat and the landmine overhead press require the core muscles to create stability,” says Dr. Jason Park, PT, DPT, a physical therapist and performance specialist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center’s Performance Therapy in Santa Monica. “Using the twist and press variation taps into the core’s function for rotational strength. This exercise is a mainstay for developing rotational strength and core control while also working explosive leg and arm strength.”

  • Stand, hips and shoulders parallel to a loaded landmine bar, left shoulder closest to the bar’s fixed end.
  • Hold the weight in right arm at shoulder height with feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Squat down, using proper squat form.
  • Return to standing, turning body to the left, pressing the weight overhead.
  • Turn back to center as you lower the weight.
  • Repeat, performing four sets of six with heavier weight, or three sets of 12 to 15 reps with lighter weight. 
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