CrossFit Abs Workouts to Build a 6 Pack and Powerful Core (Scaled and Beginner Options Included)

Abs workouts will help you develop A strong core, which is essential for any athlete. Six pack abs are not – but they are fun, and also a goal for some people. CrossFit always puts function first, unlike bodybuilding for example, which generally prioritises aesthetics over fitness. The former is a healthy approach, because your body becomes defined by what it can do, and not just by how it looks.

Abs Workouts

Marcus-Filly-Shoulder-exercisesSource: Marcus Filly

In the end it all comes down to what you are training for, and what goals you would like to reach. Whatever your targets, these 8 sit up exercises will help you to forge a strong core and six pack abs. Remember that without the right nutrition, you will not see or experience any meaningful results.

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Back squat 3-3-3-3 reps
Thruster 3-3-3-3 reps
4 attempts at a max L-sit hold for time

abs workoutsSource: Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc

Scaling
This heavy day finishes off with a max-effort gymnastics attempt. Intermediate athletes can complete this as prescribed. Newer athletes can use the first few sets to build up to a comfortable weight and modify the L-sit to a similar static hold that can be maintained for at least 20 seconds.

Beginner Option
Back squat 3-3-3-3 reps
Thruster 3-3-3-3 reps
4 attempts at a max tuck hold for time

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