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Essential Abs for Beginners Tips

Check out this abs for beginners guide with tips from the Buff Dudes.

Check out this abs for beginners guide with tips from the Buff Dudes.

The Buff Dudes is a YouTube channel with over 2.5 million subscribers. Despite the name of the channel, brothers Hudson and Brandon White are not your stereotypical bro-gym. They deliver clear information with a good background story while poking fun at how buffed they are.

Below you will find some of their essential abs for beginners tips. In the end, you can find the video in case you still have any questions about these abs for beginners tips. Check it out.

Abs for Beginners Tips

1. Create Balance in Your Core

“Unfortunately one of the biggest mistakes you can make is working only your abdominals doing thousands of crunches and thinking that’s going to help increase core strength,” Brandon Myles White explains.

Making sure you work multiple muscle groups that work together to stabilise your spine is very important. For that, you can do 3 exercises.

2. Use All Muscle Contractions

There are 3 muscle contractions you should use when training your abs:

  • Eccentric – the lengthening of the muscle
  • Concentric – the shortening of the muscle
  • Isometric – contraction of the muscle without lengthening or shortening

Other 3 exercises you can do to utilise all three muscle contractions are:

  • Wood chops (with band or cable)
  • Plank roll outs
  • One-arm farmer walks

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3. Make a Connection to Your Core

Or the mind-muscle connection by making sure your core is engaged.

One easy way to remember how to do that is to pull your belly button into your spine and that makes your core engaged or at least makes you conscious about what your core should be doing.

According to Brandon, you can use that mentality for almost any other exercise and engage your core. It could be done while you’re doing squats, deadlifts, bent-over row, or even bench presses.

In those movements, your core needs to be engaged to stabilise and if you don’t do it, it can lead to injury in the future.

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