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Target the core to get lean and strong

Personal Trainer Julien Bertherat.

Many exercises that are undertaken on the gym floor using equipment or weights are about building strength or size. When exercising the abs, which are in themselves a crucial set of muscles for a robust and active life, the preferred outcomes are more focused on strength and definition around the central part of the body.

A lot of abs exercises can be delivered at the gym (or indeed at home, or at an outdoor location!) and these can usually be combined into a helpful abs combo.

Below is one of my favourite abs combo routines with a focus on core strength, whilst also limiting the amount of equipment needed to deliver the exercises in question.

Want strong and lean abs?

Then try out this simple combo!


Personal Trainer Julien Bertherat.

The V-sit is an effective way to target the rectus abdominis, external obliques, internal obliques and hip flexors while improving core and trunk balance.

Building your core strength, balance and coordination can help maintain good posture and perform a variety of physical activities better.

Step by step:

  1. Begin in a seated position with hands and feet on the floor.