Redefining Your Abs Workout
The thing with abs is that they’re a relatively small muscle group when it comes to size. They can really only get so big, and for that reason, it can become a challenge early on to take them to the next level. Unfortunately, plateaus are fairly common with ab workouts.
This is why you need every ab workout possible at your disposal. More than any other muscle group, I keep this one changing the most frequently. Sometimes I’ll even do 2 or 3 different ab workouts in the same week, depending on my time.
The other thing that’s necessary to keep seeing results with your abs is to keep adding resistance. Doing 300 crunches isn’t necessarily going to take your abs to the next level. Instead, you need to really make them work hard to get where you want to go.
Here’s your solution – a hard-hitting ab workout to help you reach your goal of a sexy six pack faster. This one is a circuit workout, so it’s going to keep you moving. In total, it involves only 5 exercises, but each one packs a powerful punch.
Ready to hit it hard?
Circuit Workout for Sexy Abs
For each of the 5 moves, I want you to work until exhaustion, hammering out as many reps as you can until you can’t so anymore.
Perform 1 set of each exercise without resting in between. Then take a 2-minute rest period, hydrate, and repeat 2 more times.
1. One-Legged Ab Crunch on Bosu Ball
This first exercise utilizes one of my favorite pieces of fitness equipment, the bosu ball. Balance yourself with your buttocks in the center of the bosu ball, engage your core muscles, and alternate between bringing your opposite knee towards your chest. Do this one to the max.
This is a great total body exercise that really targets your abs and core. Hold a light dumbbell in one hand, and starting with it raised overhead, bring it down and across your body to the floor on the opposite side. Make sure you hammer out an equal number of reps on each side.
3. Oblique Crunches on Stability Ball
Your obliques are a major factor in getting sexy abs. For this exercise, you’re going to rest your torso against a stability ball, straighten your body, and pull yourself up towards the ceiling to engage your oblique in a crunch. Repeat on both sides.
4. Upper Ab Twist with Pulley
For something a little more dynamic and challenging, hit the cable machines and set a single-hand pulley at the top of the cable. Grip it with one hand, and pull it down across your body as you twist at your core. Make sure you really engage your ab muscles throughout, and repeat on both sides.
5. Russian Twist
This last one gets you doing a little balance work. Sit on a stability ball and lean back so that your abs are engaged. Holding a medicine ball, twist at your abs from side to side, bringing the ball across your body. Hold your core muscles tight throughout.
That wasn’t too bad, was it?
Make sure you follow up this workout with a muscle fueling, metabolism boosting protein shake with one of my 2 favorite protein supplements: Optimum 100% Natural Whey or Gardenia All Natural Vegan Protein.
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