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Gymnastics Abs Workouts to Develop Stability and Power

Working on your core will make workouts feel easier, fact.

Gymnastics abs workouts are an impressive way of building strength without requiring an external load and a very effective way of improving your abdominal power.

Most gymnastics workouts are all about stability, balance and strength, and a strong core is what an athlete should work on to perfect the movements and improve their overall performance.

In CrossFit, body-weight movements like air squats, push-ups, pull-ups are considered gymnastics. When performed correctly, they’ll have a positive impact in many aspects of your day-to-day life.

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The hardest WODs can’t be completed without a strong core. Imagine attempting a handstand walk with weak abs; no matter how much weight your arms can carry, without the stability in the middle it becomes a pretty hard task to achieve.

Abs are great and developing them through gymnastics workouts might arguably be the best way to work on a strong and stable core.


For time:

  • 50 Wallballs 20/14, 10ft/9ft
  • 40 Pull-Ups
  • 30 Thrusters 95/65
  • 20 Toes-to-Bar
  • 10 Alt. Pistols
CrossFit toes-to-bar gymnastics abs workout

Attack every WOD!

Toes-to-bar are a tough but common exercise in CrossFit and have featured the CrossFit Open a total of eight times.

Have a look at this toes-to-bar progression if you’re not there yet.

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