Health & Fit Watch Will Smith Challenge His Core While Demonstrating a Classic Abs Exercise
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If Will Smith is going to succeed at his goal of completingover the next couple of months, then he’s going to need to incorporate some abs exercises along with those and to make those “after” photos really pop.
His latest Instagram post, thankfully, serves as all the evidence you need that the Fresh Prince star isn’t neglecting his midsection while. In the photo, Smith is seen clad in head-to-toe ASICS running gear, squeezing a medicine ball between his legs while doing a hanging leg raise in a captain’s chair.
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In the caption, Smith makes light of being "caught" in such a vulnerable position: “Please don’t use this pic to photoshop me into precarious situations,” he joked. (Not to worry, Will, I 'm sure the internet will show its trademark restraint.)
As usual, there’s some usefulness—especially for guys over 40—to be gleaned from the movement that Smith is demonstrating. The classic ab exercise is actually a favorite of trainer, physical therapist, and Men’s Health Top Trainer judge Jeff Cavaliere, CSCS, and for good reason—it distributes weight evenly across the forearms and elevates your body, allowing you to work your abs with movements like bicycle twists and straight leg raises like the one Smith is demonstrating.
As Cavaliere once put it in, "The fact is, you're going to be able to get more quality repetitions out here because of this device, taking the demands off of your grip, and putting it all where it's supposed to be.”
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And if leg raises aren't your thing, fear not: They're just one ofdo to carve a stronger, more defined core without ever performing a situp.
More details about Smith’s ongoing transformation will eventually, where the star will presumably give fans a closer look at his diet, workout routine, along with more insight into the motivation behind all of it.
Until then, we look forward to seeing the inevitable photoshops.
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