Gymnastics Abs Workouts to Develop Stability, Strength and Power for CrossFit Athletes

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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