Abs are the centerpiece of your physique. Aesthetics aside, the stronger they are, the greater your athletic performance: You’ll run faster and lift heavier. To level up your core strength, add weighted abs exercises. Rather than a blitz, this workout prioritizes “control and time under tension,” says Chase Weber, celebrity trainer and founder of THR33 Active CBD cream. Your whole body is recruited for stability, but your abs will be screaming.
Directions: Perform straight sets, following prescribed reps and sets for each move. Rest 30 seconds between sets and 60 seconds between exercises. Repeat workout 3 times a week—twice as a finisher for full body or split routines, and once on a recovery day.