What’s the Best Ab Workout? Three Good Options
Opinions may differ on just which is the best ab workout plan from the many available because there are so many to choose from. However, each one will do something different for you. So when choosing an ab workout plan it’s important to know what benefit you’re looking for and whether that plan is designed to provide that specific benefit.
For example, nobody wants a big belly. Not only is a big belly unattractive, a big belly is associated with heart problems.
And while everybody wants an improved, slim and strong abdomen, most workout plans are “one-size-fit-all”. You need to discover the most effective ab workouts available — ones that provide the specific benefiits you’re looking for that you’ll actually be able to do.
For anyone interested, the key to finding the best ab workout (the one that’s best for you) is to learn about the various routines and then choose one that suits your own specific abilities, needs and capabilities.
Whichever routine you choose, the best ab workout is the one that you’ll stick with that will make your abdominal (stomach) muscles stiffer and stronger.
Some would say that crunches are the best ab workout routine around, and why not? The only equipment you need is a mat to lay on.
To do crunches, start by learning to press your feet strongly to the floor. Then raise your knees and, with both hands placed behind your head, lift up your head without pulling at your neck in the process.
At the same time you’re lifting your head, tighten your stomach muscles. (This is why this exercise is called ‘cru8nches’!) Now maintain this position for a few short seconds — count to 5 — before releasing and returning to your original position.
A few repetitions (generally around 10 to start with) will get your body accustomed to one of the best ab workout options out there. As long as you can perform a consistent number of reps on a regular basis you will start to see results within just a few sessions.
Another option for choosing the best ab workout is doing knee ups. These require sitting on a bench with both of your hands grasping each side of the bench. Then you need to extend your legs out in front of you — not touching the floor. Once fully extended, simply pull your knees back slowly toward your chest.
This movement will ensure proper contraction of your stomach muscles. By first maintaining this position for a few seconds and then releasing and repeating the same movements over again, you should be able, in a short amount of time, to develop the kind of attractive and strong abs that every male desires.
About 25 reps are all it takes, in sets of 3. For those who are new to this phrase, it means: Do the above 3 times. Rest for a few seconds. Then do it 3 more time. Rest. …etc. for 25 repetition.
Believe it or not, simple body twists aren’t only considered effective, they’re used so often by trainers they’re considered one of the best ab workouts right along with the other two already mentioned. Body twists are probably a lot easier than the other two also.
To do simple body twists, stand up straight with your feet set slightly apart and your arms held in the air straight out from your shoulders at you sides.
Now, simply move your body slowly and deliberately from a facing-front position, twisting at your waist, toward your right until your arms are pointing directly in front and behind you. Hold this position while you slowly count to 5.
Slowly turn to a face-forward position (your original position) and the twist to your left until your arms are pointing directly in front of and behind you. Again, hold this position while you slowly count to 5 and then slowly move back to the face-forward position. That’s all there is to it!
Doing a certain amount of reps on a regular basis of any one or a combination of these 3 options can improve your abs greatly and give you the attractive body that you’re looking for. By trying them all, you’ll find which option(s) work best you you.
So experiment and have fun!
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