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8 Functional Exercises to build a Solid Core & Abs of Steel

A six-pack isn’t an end goal in itself. It should be the welcome side effect of building a phenomenally strong core and taking charge of your nutrition. Function always come first, but when you are training this hard and eating well, then why shouldn’t you have both?


These are a perfect exercise to test your core stability. Requiring a zen like concentration to do well, this exercise is also a great way to point out weaknesses in your shoulder stability, balance and general mobility.

Check out our guide to Overhead Squats if you want to learn more.


Working on some jerk grip OHS, as suggested by @erizzy_m and @travismfwilliams!

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