This list of the best abdominal exercises has been put together by a certified personal trainer and is the guaranteed way to firm, lean six-pack abs within a month. If you are new to exercising then it is wise to pace yourself at first and increase as you become more used to the exercises.
Before you get started on this list of the best abdominal exercises you must to know three things first.
1 – A warn up of the body is required before starting the exercises to make sure that you gain the greatest effect and do not cause any muscle or ligament damage.
2 – The list of the best abdominal exercises has been designed as part of an all over body work out. It is not enough to do one of the exercises on their own. Even better is if you can include walking, swimming or lifting weights into your exercise routine and they will form an all over body work out that will get firm, lean rock hard abs.
3 – Abs machines do not work. Do not use them as part of this exercise routine as you will just be wasting your time, money and energy.
List of the best abdominal exercises.
The Hoover exercise
Lie flat on the floor and then lift yourself up so you are resting on your toes and forearms only. Hold this position for at least five second and make sure that you keep the body straight. Rest and then repeat.
The reverse crunch.
Lie on your back with your feet firmly on the floor so that your knees are bent. Place your hands flat on the floor beside you. Start to bring your knees towards your chest and stop when you get to a 90% angle. Then slowly lift your hips off the floor and hold for five seconds. Go back to the beginning position and repeat.
Vertical leg crunches
Lie on your back with your feet in the air. Your knees should be slightly bent and hands should be behind your head. Push your arms towards your knees until the shoulder blades leave the floor. At the same time you should feel your abs contracting. Go back to the beginning position and repeat again.
The captain’s chair.
This involves using apparatus to rest your arms on. You will then bring your knees up as if to resemble sitting in a chair. Hold the position for five seconds, return to the beginning position and repeat.
So to recap what we have learned from the list of the best abdominal exercises.
– A warm up is essential before starting to exercise.
– Ab machines and equipment do not work. Natural exercises are best.
– This list of the best abdominal exercises has been put together by a certified trainer who is able to give plenty more hints and tips on how to get rock hard abs for the rest of your life.
David Hayford – Ezine author