Top 10 Hardest Core Exercises! How Many Could You Do?

hey what’s up muscle and strength coach
Myers here and I’m here today to talked about one my favorite subjects and
that’s core strength now I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen guys that got
that toned six-pack but their abs are weak
most guys have a fundamental misunderstanding of how to train their
abs we’re not just going to do things that are going to target one area and
just try to tone the abdominals we’re going to try to build strength and power
across the entire midsection so today I’m going to show you 10 of my hardest
core exercises that’re going to put you to the test okay the first exercise
we’re going to start with is the weighted plank now I love the plank in
general it’s my favorite core exercise because it engages all the muscles in
the core and really helps to build stability now by plate loading it you’re
going to be able to really put your strength to the test not just build
endurance in the core if you want to have a strong squat a strong deadlift
you better have a strong stable core the second of my most challenging core
exercise is the ring layouts now the most important thing to keep in mind on
this and many other of these exercises is to really keep your abdomen engaged
don’t let your hips sag throughout the movement when you start to lay out on
those rings if you let your hips get low you’re going to strain your lower back
so you’ve got a really concentrate on keeping your abs tight now number three on my list is what I
like to think of is the evil older cousin of the AB wheel this is a barbell
rollout very similar movement now if you can master it from your knees if you
want to step it up a notch and you think you got what it takes you’re going to
try it from your feet very challenging move and when that weight gets out there
it’s not just going to roll back you’ve got to pull it back next up on my list
we have walk outs you’re going to start in a push-up position keep those abs
tight you’re going to walk your hands out as far as you can and then walk back
the goal is eventually get to where your nose will touch the ground and nothing
else number five on my list is a barbell sit-up now it’s important to note you’re
not going to put your feet under anything you just got to use your core
strength anchor yourself in start with that bar on your chest and as you
explode up extend the bar overhead now number six on my list is what I like
to call plate layouts you’re going to start in a push-up position with your
feet on a small plate now you need to be on a surface where it’s going to slide
you’re going to keep your abs tight drift back and layout now if you’re a
beginner or this stuff is new to you you’re going to let your elbows hit the
ground first and then pop back up as you get more advanced you should be able to
lay all the way out without your arms touching the ground okay number seven on my list is what I
call a barbell climb you’re going to start with a 45-pound bar your feet wide and you’re
going to climb down to the bottom and then back up now like many of my
favorite core exercise we’re not just working the muscle of the core this is
really going to tax your lats and test your forearm strength as you’re climbing
back up okay number eight on my list is 90-degree toes to bar now most of you
probably have done regular toes-to-bar leg raises what I like to do is after I go
up I’m going to come back down and stop at 90 degrees that way I’m not using any
momentum at the bottom and I’m taking the psoas out of the position of being
the prime mover keeping those abs tight coming back up to the bar back down to
90 degrees number nine on my list is the l-sit pull-up one of my biggest pet
peeves in the gym is when I see you guys doing pull-ups and they’re kipping
swinging do an l-sit legs straight out keep the core engaged and it’s going to
take any momentum out of the equation okay last but not least number 10 on my
list is what I call medicine ball wheel barrels now everyone remembers doing a
wheelbarrow race when you’re at summer camp when you were kid well imagine that
camp was run by ninja warriors this is probably the type of race you would have
had you’re going to start with your feet on a medicine ball and you’re going to
walk your hands out and move your feet at the same time to keep the ball up
with you now if you’re really advanced put your hands on the medicine ball and
your feet on the medicine ball and see what you got okay muscle strength there you have it
that was my 10 hardest core exercises don’t be content to just do the same
old tired ab routine put yourself to the test and develop real core strength now
get out there and get after it


  1. this seems to be a good for core structure

  2. This is not for a biginer

  3. Make it simple Bru

  4. but if you wanna do the L sit pull you gotta be flexible to, cause not everyone can keep there legs staight

  5. 225lb loaded planks, what a fucking unit

  6. 1. Weighted planks
    2. Ring layouts
    3. Barbell rollout
    4. Walk-outs
    5. Barbell situps
    6. Plate layouts
    7. Barbell climb
    8. 90degree leg raises
    9. L sit pullups
    10. Medicine ball wheel barrel

  7. My abs sore by just looking at it

  8. How many of you tried doing these just after watching this?

  9. Watching this video… and never intending on doing any of these 😝

  10. stupid beta music

  11. For me hardest exercise i ever tried is dragon flag.

  12. These are great

  13. can i do those exercise while eating my big mac?

  14. 0:55 Jeeesus christ

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  16. How can you have toned abs but they are weak? This guy is bullshit. Fuck him.

  17. I can do more extreme them all of this including the first picture of this video

  18. ⚡️Join me ⚡️

  19. i would put pistol squats on this list!

  20. those walk out aint no joke…my core isnt the strongest but not the worse and it will be a while before my nose can touch the floor on the way down. Im maybe half way there. Thank you for the video

  21. Where is the dragon flag?

  22. Iam heavy how I do this exercise

  23. Awesome!

  24. He forgot Dragon flag and front lever. those 2 are harder that every other exercise on this list. but great video nonetheless!


  26. These are insane!! Cant wait to try them!!

  27. #trainingideas☄️

  28. Possibly 3 easily

  29. These are amazing! Cant wait to try them all!!!

  30. Holy sh** Batman

  31. Whats the workout called on thumbnail ?

  32. Impressive. You'd be doubly impressed to know a 57 year old man can pretty much do that entire repertoire of core exercises. I challenge to put this one in your repertoire: rick's dragonflags 2

  33. NAW I refuse to be broke and out of commission I could see that weight bar hitting my head and a broken neck.


  35. Excellent ideas. Thanks!

  36. I cannot do any one of them

  37. Sure..piece of cake..


  39. Yasssss 🤘🤘🤘

  40. DANG I LOVE IT!!

  41. Every like equals a pull up I have to do

  42. Is that Tony in thumbnail?

  43. Full Barbell rollout = rip ( Its so hard! )

  44. All of these require a high level of upper body strength.

  45. if we do it regularly then we get six pack abbs.

  46. Very tough. Very well done.

  47. I hv one big pack… round

  48. Hello sorry does the calisthenic workout affect growth or stunt growth?🤔

  49. I’ve done 4 out of 10 before and man was it difficult the bare bell wheel one wasn’t that bad but the other 3 never tried again

  50. Buffed up Eden Hazard

  51. Kipping is not a bad thing if you're just going for reps for a competition…


  53. pusiste el dragonflag en la miniatura pero no lo hiciste en el video

  54. I have to agree, these are some tasty ones

  55. So you say I have strong core, If I can do a nosestand.


  56. I would probably die attempting these adaptations.

  57. HardCore

  58. انت تدور حذاء في وجهك اعطيتك وكلمتك لكن الكلام مايفيد معك

  59. Man i love this

  60. Challenge after so long

  61. Walkouts it is.

  62. Love it! Will try it

  63. GSP?!??

  64. Madness!

  65. Bicep gane full exercise best video send me b

  66. NYC.. Video…

  67. Thanks

  68. Why does everyone want to be able to do this shit!? There’s fkn waaaay more to life than being able to say “I gotta strong core”. So fkn what!

  69. Thz guy look like a leaner GSP

  70. 1-l-sit 2-toes to bar 3-plate layouts 4-walk outs

  71. awesome

  72. Challenge accepted 🤩

  73. I lost it with the barbell climb ..shit crazy!

  74. In my mind i was like ahh this isnt what im looking for .

    20 seconds into the vid im saying oh ok take notes .

  75. Fuck that

  76. Watch earthlings the movie its free on youtube.
    Watch uprooting the leading causes of death

  77. Oh boy, I can't even do one of those

  78. Your a fuckin mad man…love it!

  79. That's cute and all, but have you had rice?

  80. I will take those weak abs.

  81. to me this is a good example of an athlete not these roided up meatheads who get out of breath after 5 stairs lol

  82. don't shit in ur pants so before u try these exercises go for shit first

  83. This guy is an absolute machine, makes it look so easy but it's anything but.

  84. Awesome video bro

  85. Ok, I now know what hardcore means.

  86. Dang bro, love it!

  87. Damn, I can’t wait to do that.

  88. Thank God I came here

  89. who will put weight for plank?

  90. i like barbell situps~

  91. "Wheelbarrows at Ninja warrior summer camp."
    Best video ever

  92. Easy

  93. Loaded plank
    Gymnast ring layouts
    Barbell rollout
    Barbell situps
    Plate layout- feet on sliders
    Barbell climb
    90 degree toes to bar
    L sit pullup
    Med ball wheelbarrows

  94. None

  95. Noise pollution done

  96. Great tips

  97. As hard as me

  98. people, forget about dragonflag, dragon press is in another level

  99. Great!! Exactly what I was needing, thanks.

  100. Too much shoulder involved for women

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