Not quite ready for summer? This “Dead Hang” workout will have you shredding in no time
In Australia, summer is fast approaching. For our American friends, you have eight months to wait for the sun to shine again. Either way, the idea of having a summer body is nothing new, and many of us aspire to. After hibernating through the winter, or being held hostage in our own homes for the past 18 months or so, piling on the pounds of Covid, we imagine getting back into shape – or starting a whole new fitness regimen – will be on top of many to do lists.
Naturally, a summer rig won’t appear on its own, no matter how many different diets or meal plans you follow. You should also commit to a rigorous training program, encompassing a variety of chest, leg, back, and core workouts. Of these, some exercises will be easier than others, and you will soon find your favorites. However, a workout recently caught our eye, courtesy of Aubrey Marcus, founder of Onnit (the supplement brand endorsed by Joe Rogan).
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This caught our attention for several reasons: First of all, it is a workout that is a bit out of the ordinary, as it involves the intuitive use of a training partner. Second, it sounds pretty darn tough, but definitely has some serious benefits for your whole body, and could be an exercise that will speed you up your path to thirst trap status.
Check out Aubrey Marcus’ intense full body workout in the video below.
Aubrey’s training involves hanging from a bar, also known as dead blocking. These help strengthen your shoulders, upper back, core, forearms, and grip strength, and are a movement used to work your way into a perfect pull-up. They can also help you stretch your lats in your back, when performing front squats.
But that’s not all. While suspended from the bar, Aubrey and his training partner grab a medicine ball between their legs and pass it towards each other, catching it in their legs each time. It shouldn’t take us to say how much core strength it takes, not only to hang on the bar without falling, but also to hold the ball between your legs – working your quads and hamstrings – and then use your core to kick your legs forward and release the ball.
This move alone won’t get your washboard abs you crave, but it will definitely help strengthen them. Combine this with a meal plan or a solid diet to help lose body fat – as we said before, there is a lot to be said about eating more food and building muscle to help lose. fat more easily – and your upper body will. be dazzling.
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All that’s left is to equip yourself with the latest swim shorts to elevate your look, and you’ll be turning heads on the beach all summer long.