How to Use an Abmat Properly for Beginners in the Gym

What is That Thing?

If you’ve been to the gym for any period of time, you might have noticed this weird black cushion thing in the corner of the stretching area. This article, in addition to the video above, will detail exactly how to use an abmat in the gym.

Need to Get One?

If you did want to get an abmat for yourself to use at home, or bring it to the gym, I am going to link one here for you to check out.

What’s it For?

There is one big thing that the abmat is typically for, split into two separate areas. Let me explain.

Cushioning Your Tailbone

During core exercises where you lie on your back, if you don’t have something cushioning your tailbone, these exercises hurt a bunch! The primary reason we would use an abmat in the gym, is to make core exercises like this more comfortable.

Cushioning Other Areas

In addition to your core, you can also use the abmat to cushion other areas that might touch the floor when exercising. Examples of this is placing it below your knee when doing lunges, or below your head if you are really crazy and trying to practice some handstand push-ups. Get creative! And use it to make any movement where you are touching boney areas to the ground more comfortable.

That’s Not All!

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How to Change Weights on Machines at the Gym for Beginners

Before You Use That Machine If you’re new to the gym or weightlifting, it can be intimidating to navigate all of the machines and equipment. One of the most common questions I get asked when working with beginners in the gym is how to change the weights on machines. In the video linked above, in…

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