Alban's Ab Annihilators continues on with a core focused twist on my favorite exercise, the deadlift. It's a change of pace from the exercises I've been showing you guys. All of what I've shown so far has been anti rotation (twisting your spine) or anti extension (keeping your spine from arching). This one is anti lateral flexion, or bending to your left or right. It is oft neglected because it's kinda weird to conceptualize how to train your side abz (obliques). What I mean to say is that nobody knows what exercises train your obliques well.
Lucky (or maybe not) for you guys, you're following me so I got all the coolest exercise variations for you to try.
This bad boy right here is called the suitcase deadlift. Because it's the motion you make when you pick up a suitcase. Except, this suitcase is a barbell with 135 lbs on it. A personal trainer's suitcase, one might say.
Same set up as a regular deadlift here friends. Hips back, core braced, scapula (shoulder blades) back and down, push your feet through the floor. Except, ya know, the barbell is on your side.
Do yourself a favor and find a bar that's easy to find the center on. Don't load this heavy unless you're already experienced and strong. That 135 on the bar was dumb hard for me, and was too much weight for a session. Finish with hip extension (squeeze glutes at top) and make a double chin the whole motion.
I know, that's a lot to think of but start light and focus on form first. If this is too tough, hang tight because I'll pop in with a less challenging variation tomorrow that I know anyone can do. "Giving Fitness the Business" by Alban Borova. Too corny? Sorry. Just tag someone that would benefit from this though, thanks