VIDEO: Manny Pacquiao's Core Workout is Basically Just Getting Beaten With a Stick

World welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao's latest core strength workout is something to behold
World welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao's latest core strength workout is something to behold

At 41 years old, boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is not quite the fighter he was at the top of his prime, but the welterweight title-holder still trains as vigorously as any competitor in the fight game. Take his latest abdominal workout, which might be the most intense (an intensely strange) thing we've seen in quite some time. A video posted to Twitter depicts Pac Man in palpable pain while... getting beaten with a wooden stick?

It's obvious that this method is working for the Filipino sensation. He's the WBA welterweight champion of the world, after all. But my word, is this tough to watch. Sit-ups and crunches clearly don't suffice for Pacquiao, so why not try the next best thing? For the worldwide icon, that's entails asking his trainers to strike him with what is more or less a wooden switch.

Just another day at the office for Pac. Somebody do the world a huge favor and forward this clip to Floyd Mayweather and see if he has a response. It's what the people want!