Looking to work off some of that Thanksgiving stuffing? Or are you just interested in watching a cute shirtless Brit work out across from the London Eye? Either way, this clip instructing you about the ‘Hollow Body’ hold featuring fitness trainer Roger Frampton will be right up your alley.
Writes Men’s Health about the exercise:
It’s also a seriously genius way for you to train your abs. Yet most people have never even heard of this as a “gym” exercise. Maybe that’s because situps, crunches, and planks get all the press. Which is too bad, since not only will the hollow-body hold crush your core like few other exercises, it’ll pay off big in every other movement you do, too.
“The hollow-body hold allows you to properly transfer force from your upper body to your lower body without any energy leaks,” says Men’s Health fitness advisor B.J. Gaddour, C.S.C.S. “The stronger and more stable you are in this position, the more power you’ll have when squatting, throwing, pushing, pulling, jumping, hitting, kicking, or sprinting.”
In short, it gives you a huge edge. And you’ll better understand why after you experience how challenging it is.
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