It’s tougher than it looks. The Garhammer Raise targets the lower abdominals by rocking the pelvis towards the ribcage. Most well-known ab exercises do the opposite – pulling the ribs towards the pelvis.
In the gym, most beginners already suffer from poor posture, often accompanied by tight hip flexors, a tight lower back and weak glutes & hamstrings.
The Garhammer Raise is a great exercise for strengthening the lower abdominals to take pressure off tight hip flexors and lumbar erectors (lower back muscles). For this reason, it is a fantastic exercise for beginners.
Give it a try!
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