People always ask me the age old questions “How do I strengthen my core? Or “how do I work my abs?” Today I’m going offer an answer to those questions in a way that you probably are not familiar with, hopefully this will provide you with some relief, knowing that you’re doing something to strengthen your core muscles even when you are not aware of it.
Many people think that the only way to work a muscle is to isolate it. Well, that could not be any further from the truth. I’m not saying that isolation movements don’t work, but if you are tight on time, and want to get a full body workout in without having to do a whole bunch of extra sets on muscles such as your abs this is how you do it.
Complex movements are the way to go. A complex movement is one that involves more than one joint, and for the sake of this writing I am going to use the deadlift as my example.