A’ja Wilson was the number-one overall pick at the 2018 WNBA draft, and her game speaks for itself. When she isn’t making it nearly impossible to guard her on the court with her power and speed, she’s fine-tuning the fundamentals and improving her strength.
No matter the sport or level of play, having a strong core is important to improve your overall performance. “I love bird dog, and I love dead bug,” A’ja told POPSUGAR ahead of the WNBA All-Star Weekend when asked what her go-to ab exercises are. “I don’t have the best core [strength] in the world, but those two moves are something I really focus on when I train, because I know I need to get my core strength better than what it is,” she explained.
If you want to improve your core strength, follow A’ja’s lead, and add these two moves to your routine. Find out how to perform each ab exercise ahead.