“Abs Static Hold”

Main muscles worked: Rectus abdominis (abs), transversus abdominis

I don’t know the real name of this exercise, but I’ve found it very useful in terms of stabilizing your core. It will help improve your overall lifting, especially heavy compound movements.

How to perform this exercise?

The purpose of this exercise is to always keep lower back on the ground. You are going to lie on the ground and bring your legs ups. Then put your legs in a position your where it’s challenging to keep your lower back down. The closer the floor, the harder it’ll be.

Use your hands to check if you’re keeping your lower back down. If there is room between the matt and your back, it’s too heavy. Either bring your legs up or finish the set.

Hold for 20-30 seconds, and progress by bringing your legs closer to the ground. The exercise can also be made harder by extending your arms over your head (opposite direction of the legs)