Best Results Ab Workout
Getting a six pack takes a little hard work. But with the right dedication and mindset, real sexy abs are totally possible.
The best approach to getting rock hard abs is a good combination of exercise and diet. I’ve seen many people (both clients and colleagues) fail simply because they underestimate the importance of diet when it comes to getting abs.
From a very basic perspective, a good ab diet is one that is low in fat and sugar, low in carbs, and high in protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Generally speaking, you need to get as healthy and low-fat as possible in order to lose the excess fat and expose your abdominal muscles.
But of course, in order to burn that excess fat, exercise is also necessary. And not just abdominal exercises – you need a full body workout plan that incorporates both cardiovascular and resistance (weight) training. Generally speaking, you should aim for at least 4 days of weight training and 5 days of cardio per week. The problem is, you can’t spot train when it comes to burning fat, so you need to do everything you can to boost your metabolism and shed any belly fat you might have.
Best Results Ab Workout
Although you need a total body workout plan, you still need to build and develop your abdominal muscles in the process. While it’s not the whole picture, it’s absolutely an essential factor in getting the best ab results possible.
You can do this one of 2 ways. You can either do abs every other day for about 10-15 minutes (before your other weight training routines, for example), or you can do one big ab workout once to twice a week. The latter approach is how I tend to handle things, and I’ve had some pretty good results.
For the best ab results, do the following ab workout twice a week, separating the workouts by 24-48 hours. If you can only do it two times a week, it will still give you some killer results.
For all exercises, do as many repetitions as possible, or until you can’t do any more with proper form. This usually means 15-25 reps per set for the average person.
- 5-10 minutes Warm Up on Treadmill or Bike
- 3 sets Ab Crunch (view exercise)
- 30-60 seconds Plank (view exercise)
- 2 sets One-Legged Ab Crunch on Bosu Ball (view exercise)
- 3 sets Bicycle Crunch (view exercise)
- 3 sets Oblique Crunches on Stability Ball (each side) (view exercise)
- 2 sets Ab Crunch on Stability Ball (view exercise)
- 3 sets Cross Body Ab Twist with Pulley (view exercise)
- 30-60 second Side Plank (each side) (view exercise)
- 2 sets Lower Ab Bicycle Crunch (view exercise)
- 20 minutes High Intensity Interval Training on Treadmill or Elliptical
- 5-10 minutes Cool Down & Stretching
Trust me, this is one powerful ab workout that will give you some amazing results! And remember, you can easily do most of these exercises at home with the right equipment. Check out my article on Best Equipment for Ab Workouts here.
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