I’ll tell you right now… if you’re going to be punched and kicked repeatedly to your midsection, you better believe, you’re going to train your abs differently than everyone else.

From: Andrew Raposo, CPT North American Muay Thai Champion Muay Thai and Boxing Coach Fitness and Strength Coach

When I started to watch boxing many years ago, I was at an awe at the amazing mid section that these fighters had.

Wouldn’t you agree that having abs like those fighters will help boost your confidence and you would be comfortable taking off your shirt? That’s how I felt.

I would literally do 300+ sit-ups a day. At one point I was doing 1000+ sit-ups and crunches. I am not exaggerating.

I know how it feels to go months into doing sit up’s, crunches and not even get close to having the abs that you really want.

So you go looking at programs online that give you all these variations of crunches, bicycles, etc. Yet you still don’t get the results you want. It becomes an obsession.

I realized if I wanted abs like a fighter, it was time to train like one. So I eventually got into a boxing gym and applied myself to the training.

When I got into boxing, I was still struggling to get my abs to show. A lot of people were just doing the same crunches and ab bicycle stuff. I wasn’t getting anywhere.

Within weeks, my abs started to show and my core was a lot stronger. The core exercises that I was doing, actually had a carry over effect to my fight performance. I can’t believe I never thought of this sooner… If I wanted to look like an athlete, I needed to train like one and research shows that fighters are the most fit athletes in sport today.

Before all this, I was just like YOU. Being ashamed of my image. Watching other people get compliments…