Punching For Abs
Hitting a punch bag is usually thought of as working arms and shoulders but to help get those abs defined you can reap rewards working that punch bag. Punching the bag is in fact a great all round work out for chest, core and because of the leg work included, good for calves and quads. It also has many benefits of for cardiovascular health.
Focus On Punching From The Core
The proper way to throw a punch is to drive through the feet, through the core and then through your arms and finally the contact point, your fist. This requires good core and ab strength.
How To Punch For Abs
When you start hitting the bag, mentally try to feel your abdominals engage as you throw your body weight into the bag. Focus on your abs and obliques to twist your body into the bag, don't think about throwing your arm into the bag too much, this will happen naturally after initially engaging through the feet and through your abs.
Punch the bag from different angles for optimal ab stimulation and engagement.
Using good foot work and moving around the punch bag, you will be on your way to developing core strength, increasing your overall strength and aerobic benefits. As well as the added bonus of being able to throw a punch for self defense.