The bane of many athletes existence are Abs Exercises and core workouts. To improve CrossFit skills core strength and stability are crucial.
Thanks to a variety of static hold abs exercises you can quickly rock your core. Static hold exercises for your abs will increase your strength, endurance, tone, and timing which all are needed in CrossFit.
In search of ways to switch up your routine building up your abs? Check out several static hold exercises ideas below.
STATIC HOLDS, THE PLANK
A classic position that still does wonders to this day. The plank position will build up your core strength like no other.
The hollow body position is one of the foundations gymnastic approaches to midbody stability.
L – HANG
Similar to the L-Sit, but performed in a hanging position, the L Hang requires shoulder and arm strength to pull off.
A simple L – Hang Technique
*Hang from a set of rings or bar
*Keep your legs held together and straight
*Lift your legs until they are parallel to floor and hold position
ABS EXERCISES, L – SIT
A simple exercise, the L-Sit is performed on bars with your legs outstretched in the air.
There are many different variations of the L-Sit.
- The Ring L- Sit
- A Kettlebell L-Sit
- The Bar L-Sit
ABS EXERCISES, ARCH BODY POSITION
A slightly easier version of the Hollow, the arch body position will improve the core.
Arch Body Position Technique
- Knees and elbows stay locked
- Arms remain by the ears with active shoulders
- Chest and quads stay lifted off of the floor
- Ankle is flexed with pointed toes