This exercise is great if you need a new challenge in your core training or if you’re trying to get rid of some lingering groin discomfort. 

BENEFITS: This exercise targets your core and groin/adductor muscles. It challenges your core to stay stable while your hips do work. 

COACHING KEYS: Keep your rib cage and hips away from the floor and imagine taking a karate chop to the stomach. 

HOW TO USE: Use this in a core focus workout or paired with a grip dominant exercise like a pull-up. Shoot for 2-4 holds of 10-30 seconds per side.

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Tim DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS spent 6 seasons as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and founder of TD Athletes Edge.  He is nationally renowned for his evidence-based and scientific approach to fitness, training, nutrition, and recovery for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

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