The Best Ab Workout
If you’re like most of my clients, you’re probably always on the lookout for the next best ab workout.
Your abs and core muscles are one of your most defining features. And now that bathing suit season is approaching, they’re probably on your mind.
Abdominal muscles, as well as your oblique and lower back muscles, are also extremely functional, proving balance and stability to many of your other muscle and your entire body. This is why, in addition to looks, abs are a vital component of your entire workout routine. Without well-developed abs, your other workouts will suffer.
This article offers up my best ab workout, based on my years of experience as a trainer and my own personal experience with ab workouts. Having sexy, defined abs may be closer than you think!
Ready for this? Here’s my best ab workout, just in time for summer!
Best Ab Workout – The Plan
Here’s my basic philosophy on working out your abs. Depending on your workout program and lifestyle, you have 2 general options for ab workouts. The first is to work out your abs in short bursts on a frequent basis (for example, every other day). The second option is to have full, dedicated ab workouts once or twice a week (like any other muscle group).
I tend to go with the second option myself, but both can be equally effective. This workout is designed based on the second perspective – it’s a full length, dedicated abdominal and core workout that will get you seeing fast results.
The total workout takes approximately 30 minutes, and depending on how well equipped you are, most could be done at home or at the gym.
When it comes to sets and reps, you want to max out your energy expenditure and exhaust your abdominal muscles as much as possible. In most cases, aiming for 20-30 reps will be sufficient, but listen to your body! Everyone is different.
I’m also going to give you the option of doing between 2 and 3 sets of each exercise. If you’re a beginner or short on time, 2 may be a good starting point. But your ultimate goal should be 3 sets each exercise for this workout.
Best Ab Workout – The Exercises
- 10-15 Burpees to warm up (view exercise)
- Lunge Ab Twists (view exercise)
- Stability Ball Back Extensions (view exercise)
- Ab Crunches with Toe Touch (view exercise)
- Oblique Side Bends (view exercise)
- Ab Wheel Extensions (view exercise)
- Ab Crunches with Legs Raised (view exercise)
- Oblique Crunches on Stability Ball (view exercise)
- Ab Crunches on Stability Ball (view exercise)
- 5 Minute Cool Down – Light Cardio
Best Ab Workout – Conclusion
There you have it, one killer ab workout! Add this to your workout routine today and start seeing some serious results in just a few weeks.
Make sure you follow up this workout with a good quality protein supplement like Optimum 100% Natural Casein for optimal results. If you’re looking for an energy boost before your workout, I’d also check out Gaspari Nutrition SuperPump MAX. Not only will it rev up your ab workout, it will also get you burning a ton of extra calories – and that means even better looking abs!
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