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5 Core and Abdominal Workouts to Improve Performance and Build Abs

Almost every movement you make in and out of the Box involves your core, working on making it stronger should be on every athlete’s list.

Abdominal Workouts – WOD 3

Overhead squats will test your core stability, as well as balance and general mobility.

Open WOD 15.2 is a full-body workout and it’s great for all abilities as it starts gently and gets progressively harder.

Every 3 minutes (until you fail to complete two rounds)

From 0:00-3:00
2 rounds of:

  • 10 overhead squats (95/65 lbs, 43/30 kg)
  • 10 chest-to-bar pull-ups

From 3:00-6:00
2 rounds of:

  • 12 overhead squats
  • 12 chest-to-bar pull-ups

12, 14, 16…

Scaled version:

Same scheme:
2 rounds of:

  • 6 overhead squats (65/45 lbs, 29/20 kg)
  • 6 chin-over-bar pull-ups

6, 8, 10, 12…

camille leblanc bazinet overhead squatSource: crossfitshatter
Every Crossfitter needs a strong posterior chain

Abdominal Workouts – WOD 4

Kettlebells are a great way to train your core. Kettlebell swings involve the whole body and train many muscles simultaneously.

You can increase the weight of the kettlebell depending on your experience and level of strength.

  • EMOM 10
  • 20 Double Handed Swings

At the end of the 10 minutes you will have performed 200 swings, so don’t underestimate this workout.

Abdominal Workouts

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