Forge An Iron Core
Washboard abs turn heads, but for many guys the dividends stop there.
“That’s because they train their abs in isolation instead of thinking about how they’re meant to be used – as stabilisers,” says Budd Coates, fitness director at Men’s Health’s parent company, Rodale. So Coates developed the CoreSlider, a pair of hand paddles that glide easily across any surface, forcing every muscle in your torso to work in synchrony to stabilise your body. The result: stomach exercises that deliver a killer six-pack that also provides real-world power. The CoreSlider creates “an excellent shoulder workout, too,” says Coates, a 2:13 marathoner who regularly does the following routine to build a stronger, more balanced body.