The Elbow Plank VS Pushup-Position Plank

QUESTION: John, what is your recommendation and/or can you explain the different benefits of the high plank vs. the plank while on elbows? The Elbow Plank VS Top-of-Pushup-Position Plank ANSWER: The high plank, also known as the “top-of-pushup position,” is … Continued

The 5 Minute Plank For Core Strength, Stability, and Rock-Hard Abs

So, there’s a little story behind this one. I spend a lot of time helping beginner and seasoned trainee’s with their questions about health, fitness, and training at the Burn The Fat: Inner Circle fat loss support community. I’ve been … Continued

Beginner Level Core Strengthening Exercises: Q+A

Dr. Dean Goodman, a practicing chiropractor (website here), asked me: “I would like to share your core strength video with my patients….many of whom would be quite challenged simply by 15 seconds in plank. Do you have any standing core … Continued

Core Strengthening Exercises: sophisticated ab crunches in the video series about the best strengthening exercises for your abs and core muscles by John Sifferman

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In part 1 and part 2 of this series, I covered plank and rotation exercises. In this video, we are going to go over something a little more familiar – the more traditional ab exercise, the abdominal crunch. I’m going … Continued

Q+A: How to get Six Pack Abs by John Sifferman

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By far, one of the most common questions I receive is how to get great abs. Having a six-pack is considered one of the hallmark achievements by most people. It makes perfect sense that time and time again, great abs … Continued

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