ONE DUMB­BELL, 10 WORK­OUTS

Train­ing your core only needs one dumb­ell and a lot of ded­i­ca­tion.

Men's Health (Singapore) - - CONTENTS -

One piece of equip­ment is all you need to strengthen your core.

If you want to hone your six pack, you don’t need a whole gym full of equip­ment. You can use a bunch of gear if you re­ally want to — but you can carve your core pretty well with just one dumb­bell.

Body­weight-only moves can be lack­ing, too. Tons of guys think they’re work­ing their en­tire core with ex­er­cises like hang­ing leg raises and moun­tain climbers — but they’re pri­mar­ily re­cruit­ing the mus­cles in the mid­line of the ab­dom­i­nals, the rec­tus ab­do­mi­nis, with that type of work­out.

They’re miss­ing out on im­por­tant gains for the ex­ter­nal and in­ter­nal obliques, which are im­por­tant for lat­eral bend­ing, trunk ro­ta­tion, and ex­plo­sive force pro­duc­tion.

These 10 moves strike the per­fect bal­ance. They only re­quire a sin­gle dumb­bell, and they di­rectly tar­get all of the mus­cles of the ab­dom­i­nal wall and lower back. Do these 10 ex­er­cises any­where to build core strength and en­sure you’re work­ing every abs mus­cle from every an­gle.

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