A lot of people don’t know how to focus on their core. It’s really tough if you don’t know what I mean or if you’re not doing a crunch and “feeling the burn” in your abs. So, here is an exercise to get you ready for engaging your core appropriately in your next workout.
Punch yourself in the stomach!
“What Shaun? Did you really say that?
Yup! I did!
The natural reaction of the body’s defense system is to tighten when someone tries to drill you in your core. Now it’s time to act like King Kong—but instead of pounding on your chest, pound on your core! Do this for 20 seconds, 5 times, with a 10 second rest in between. I know it sounds crazy but when you do your next workout, you’ll know exactly what I mean when I say, “keep your core engaged!”