Killer Abs Takes Hard Work
It’s time for a special ab workout routine which you can implement into any workout plan.
The ab workout is not for sissy’s so if you think it might scare you off, then get your motivation together and read on!
We’re going to take some exercises and aim them straight at your lower abs, upper abs and of course the core of them all.
Ab Workout Pre Training Nutrition
Now some of you may want to dismiss this section all together, but I cannot stress to you the importance of pre training nutrition and how it will impact your results. Don’t push it to the side as it is just as important as your ab routine itself!
Before getting into your ab workout you will want to start the morning off with some metabolism boosting nutrition. Try a cup of oatmeal, 2 eggs and a protein shake (use a low-calorie version such as the yummy vanilla flavour of Gaspari Nutrition Myofusion).
For those of you who want to get quicker results you may want to think about a thermogenic booster such as Dyma-Burn Xtreme which will also help you control your cravings throughout the day.
Alright the first part of this workout is going to get you warmed up and your metabolism on fire so you continue to sweat calories when getting into your ab workout.
If you’re suffering from problems with motivation then read my article on Weight Loss Motivation and get your energy boosted with a smart pre-workout energy drink BPI Sports 1 more Rep. This is specially formulated for athletes who want to take their training to the next level and there is no way you won’t have the motivation to have a killer workout after this drink!
Now that you have your workout nutrition all lined up, let’s get into the ab workout routine…
Ab Workout Routine
Start off with 10 minutes of jumping rope or 10 minutes of stair climber. You should build up in intensity so you have a good sweat going in the last 2 minutes.
3 sets 20 repetitions Ab crunches on stability ball – keep a natural curve in your back and don’t strain your neck (view image)
3 sets of 12 repetitions Jacknife – use a small to medium-sized stability ball for this and focus on keeping your abs tight throughout the movement(view image )
3 sets of 45 seconds Plank on exercise ball – abs tight and butt down (view image)
3 sets Side plank (45 seconds each side) – remember to focus on a straight line from head to toe and try lifting one foot up in the air as well (view image)
3 sets 14 repetitions mountain climbers with bosu ball – stabilize your abs and tuck in one knee at a time (view image)
3 sets 10 repetitions Hanging leg raises – target those lower abs with this one (view image)
3 sets 8 repetitions Ab Rollout with Stability Ball – slow and fluid movement will give best results with this exercise (view image )
Now keep your metabolism up and end off with a 8 minute high intensity interval training session on the treadmill. At minute 7 you should be at a full out sprint for 60 seconds. Think about how good your abs will feel the next day and push through!
Ab Workout Routine Conclusion
Remember you can do this workout instead of any ab day or in addition to your current training. It is quite intense and your abs are relatively small muscles so you want to do this workout no more than 2 (maximum 3) times per week. If you’re not seeing some considerable results after 2 weeks that means you need to first focus on the pre-workout nutrition outlined above and then second on increasing your intensity or number of reps.
I’d like to hear your questions or feedback on the results you got from this ab workout routine. Please leave a comment below…