Top Three Abdominal Workouts
What are the best abdominal workouts for flat, sculpted abs? How can you get that six-pack you long for? If you hate to be seen on the beach because your abs don't stand up to scrutiny, you need a fitness
program that targets your abdominal muscles and builds muscle while burning away fat.
What you need to know about your abdominal muscles
You may have nice abs, they are just buried under a layer of fat. Alternately, you may have a body fat percentage in single digits, but still lack definition. That's because there are several things you have to do to get a tight, defined midsection, and only doing one of those things will leave you dissatisfied with your abs.
The three steps to abdominal muscles you can be proud of are diet, cardio, and targeted exercise. You don't need to do a million crunches a month, or buy the latest abdominal machine. Strength training for your whole body will take care of your abs as well, and cardio will melt the fat away. A sensible
diet that is high in protein and fiber and low in calories will help you build strong abdominal muscles, and abdominal exercises will let you tone that muscle into a tight six-pack.
Top three abdominal exercises
Doing a set of ab exercises once a day in addition to your regular workout will help – but only if you've done your regular
, participated in cardio, and watched your diet!
The advanced bicycle.
Lie flat on your back, put your hands behind your head, and curl your midsection till your feet are in the air above you. As you pedal, twist and raise your shoulder so your knee meets the opposite elbow. Ten or fifteen controlled pedals at a time should work well, interspersed with one of these other exercises:
The plank is an all around abdominal workout.
Brace yourself on your elbows as you face the floor, then do a modified push-up that brings your whole body straight as – well, as a plank. Hold the position for a count of ten, then slowly lower yourself, keeping your body straight. A mirror can help you maintain a straight line without your rear sticking up in the air or your back slumping. Ten reps at a time is sufficient.
The oblique crossover crunch.
Lie on your back, with your knees bent and your feet on the floor. Rest your left foot on your right knee. Lift your shoulder blades off the floor and twist to the left, so your right shoulder comes close to your left knee. Lower back slowly, and do ten reps before switching to the other side.
Once you have mastered these basic exercises, you can move on to more complex exercises such as ab exercise power lifting pushups.
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