The “weird trick” to a six-pack that is probably not advertised in those annoying sidebar ads is the coregasm. Yes, coregasms exist. Although, I wouldn’t call them a trick, or the real secret to a six-pack. Still, if you’re part of the 10-40% of people who have experienced or are prone to getting coregasms, they can keep you motivated to complete an abdominal exercise. If you’re female and you’ve been training your core for a while, a coregasm may have crept up on you at least once.
A coregasm is an exercise-induced orgasm, caused by increased blood flow to the abdominal area, typically triggered by intense core exercise. I’m not sure if everyone has the potential to get a coregasm, but if you can discover what triggers it for you, I’m sure you’ll have some of the nicest abs around.
A coregasm can come out of nowhere, and when it does, you can knock out an extra 20, 30, 40 . . . reps of an exercise.
If your ab workout is just not challenging enough, at least you can fall back on inducing a coregasm. It’s like an all-in-one ab workout because more repetitions are put into one exercise, as opposed to a likely lesser number of reps spread across several exercises. Plus, you’re more likely to push through the stress of the exercise than — ahem, when you lack an immediate reward — just saying. L-sit holds, leg lifts, leg circles, and other exercises that activate the lower abs typically do the trick. These exercises are difficult and cause blood to rush to the core area.
I think coregasms are nature’s way of trying to get you a six-pack. With this knowledge and my experience, I often wonder why more people, women especially, don’t have awesome abs.
Article initially published on May 13, 2015 - Updated and republished on May 12, 2018
MEET SYLVIA PETRO — THE BROKE, FIT SINGLE MOM: As an athlete of over 15 years, and a broke single mom for most of that time, I created this site to aid not only broke single parents to a life of fitness, but anyone who believes the road to fitness requires a lot of cash or time. In reality, the road to fitness is paved with knowledge and firm principles; informing readers about mastering both of those building blocks is my goal.