For many years I didn't train my abs.
Out of all the body parts there is to train, abs is my least favourite
The only time l enjoy training them is when I can see them. 🙂
However, in preparing for the WBFF World Titles I’ve given them a priority. I also made any rehab, priority. I wasn't allowed to do the "fun" stuff 'til the foundation work was done or pre lifting activation work.
Funny enough, once I found my routine, I really enjoyed doing it because I could feel and see the results. In the past, if I was time poor, I would skip past the pre-lifting work and the abs (because they were always done at the end) and my excuse was that the other work was priority.
This year I made time and effort to get it all done.
Well, a much greater and better looking abdominal wall.
Not once this year have I had back pain of any kind during my training which used to be a recurring thing that would happen. I stuck to the basics: plank, side plank and dish work in, plus some flexion and extension work.
This is by far the best my body has moved and felt.
Who would have thought putting time and effort to the foundation work makes all the difference!
There is a big lesson here, you are never too advanced to be doing the basics really well, but sometimes you can get advanced and forget that. 😉
It’s crazy because I build foundational work in for all of my girls in The Sports Model Project.
And I’m glad because it’s so worth it.
Love and light