Toes to Bar Exercise (How NOT to Work Your Abs!)

Practice your abs the best means in each train right here…

The toes to bar ab train is a staple for constructing a strong six pack, in the event you really do it the best means. Performing this train for effectivity solely is prone to go away your abs wishing you thought in a different way about what the aim of our workout actually needs to be.

On this video, I present you the best and improper technique to carry out the toes to bar train. Whereas it is not a toes to bar tutorial, it does present you that altering your mindset from one in every of flailing your means in direction of an unrealistic variety of reps in direction of concentrating on doing high quality reps can have a huge effect in your ab improvement.

If you wish to think about this an abs problem then you’re going to must carry out the train in a means that truly works your abs. Kipping your technique to the highest of a rep goes to contain monumental momentum and hip flexor activation with little or no to no belly engagement. Completed on this trend, you flip the most effective ab exercises into one of many worst ab exercises.

Hanging ab exercises can really be the toughest methods to work your abs, and due to this fact belong in any superior ab workout. Discovering methods to cheat the issue within the identify of effectivity nonetheless isn’t going to do you any favors in the long term. When coaching, your objective needs to be to develop effectivity solely by getting stronger, extra stabile and highly effective within the muscle mass which might be really meant to offer the power, stability and energy.

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Within the case of the toes to bar train and the way to do it appropriately, you’re going to wish to get these abs workout from begin to end. Cease worrying about counting to 100, and as a substitute focus on counting solely your prime quality reps. You may be amazed at how significantly better you will be by doing this.

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  1. I've been cringing at the bad technique vids until I found this one. I'm currently on 8, but the last 2 are a struggle. My back stay straight the whole time (I have metal rods) which is challenging but I'm getting it 👍🏼

  2. i do 3 sets of 10. that's pretty good for me. i usually do them with a reverse grip with my arms bent. its easier since a bent arm is stronger than a straight arm. doing them with a straight arm puts too much of a strain on my arms.

  3. 8-10 strict form. After that I start a little swing at the bottom. I'm just trying to get my muscular endurance back since having back surgery last year…discectomy! Thanks for the video it has helped me out a ton!!!

  4. I've got a good challenge for you: Go up with your toes to the bar and stabilize. Do a full circle down to the right and up to the left and stabilize again. From here, raise your body up towards the sky, you should be in a straight line along the y-axis with your hips above the bar, stabilize here and go down to the toes at bar-position. From here, do a full circle in the other direction, down left and up right, and stabilize at the top. Do another rep of reaching with your feet towards the sky, then go down to the starting position. That's one rep of the challenge. Please try it and tell me how it feels! :)

  5. Crossfitters can do both strict and kip with no problem. Kipping is a faster and more efficient way of completing the reps. If a workout required strict toes to bar there would be no doubt any crossfitter could handle it. Why don't you go take a crossfit class and do a wod strict and see how you do Mr. Know it all. It's easier to hit 10 reps of some curls and take a 5 minute water break, change your music and then hit another 10 reps. You talk shit because your weak ass couldn't hang.

  6. I found that the trick to get my abs to work with these is controlling my movement on the way down. Going up I don't feel anything yes, but if you can stop yourself at the bottom this is a decent high-rep exercise in my opinion anyway

  7. OMG……………..How many inches are Jeff's biceps ?    Haven't watched his videos for a few weeks.  They must have grown again.    18"  ?     20"   ?

  8. Great video. I had a question about doing superset variations of just pull ups and push ups (wide, close, regular, ect…) is it better to superset wide grip pull ups with wide stance pushups or is it better to do close grip pull ups then super set with wide stance push ups, or does it really matter. I normally superset like this: wide push/pull then close push/pull then regular push/pull…and so on. Any advice?

  9. 10, with proper technique, but hanging at the elbows with straps instead of hands on bar. Will see if I can get more with my knees bent as much as in the video.
    This is my favorite exercise in the gym, as I couldn't even do one when I first got back into fitness.
    Fun addition can be to go for maximum fatigue by doing knees to chest after you can't get your toes all the way up to the bar anymore in a set.

  10. Hey Jeff,
    doesn't the toe to bar work the hip flexors more than the abs?  and How can I focus to keeping the hip flexors out of my  ad workout and focus on ads?
    Thank you

  11. I appreciate the demonstration of technique and addressing the toes to bar challenge. I don't agree with a lot things spoken in the comments. Every exercise has different benefits based on how you do them. The only wrong way is the one that will get you injured.

    To me, I don't want to exclusively condemn strict form or functional. Is a "cheat free clean" a deadlift to upright row to reverse grip curl? Should we initiate the entire kinetic chain to make a preacher curl more functional? For a challenge like this, I bet a lot of marketing went into the rule set. Strict for 100 would be too hard for most and I don't think it would initiate a metabolic response if it were 20 strict toes to bar. For the before and after pictures you want to see the abs so a more cardio based toes to bar would help that. Plus all these challenges are in the triple digits( 100 pushups challenge, 100 squats challenge, etc.). It adds to appeal of a challenge; the big 1 double O.

    As far as I know a kipped toe to bar should not injure you any more the if you did it strict. Anyone heard anything else?

  12. Crossfit and any other type of functional fitness (calisthenics )is the future of fitness, not bodybuilding or muscle isolation , for instance I don't train like a bodybuilder because I'm not a bodybuilder nor want to look like one,but I respect and applaud any kind of fitness to live a healthy lifestyle

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