Interval training – Interval swimming is a highly effective form of cardiovascular exercise with cycling, running and other workouts. And swimming is not an exception. If you have no idea what interval training is, it actually means that you alter the tempo of your exercise in every couple of minutes. For example, you swim with a high intensity for first 2 minutes, then you slow the swimming intensity for next 4 minutes, and again push your pace to high intensity for next 2 minutes. This way you burn the highest amount of calories in a shortest period of time.
Wood Chop – Take a dumbbell, medicine ball, or free weight and hold with both hands. Start with your arms above your head then keeping your arms straight slowly bring the weight down in a chopping motion between your legs, bending your knees slightly and push your hips back. Your back should be straight throughout the movement. As you lower the weight keep your abs contracted. From the bottom of the movement explode back upwards until you arms are pointing upwards. Arms must be straight throughout movement. Do 20 Reps. Choose the heaviest weight you can handle.
Lots of companies will try to sell you special equipment that is “guaranteed” to make your abs workouts more successful. Some of them might help you a little, but you do not actually need special equipment to get the abs you have always dreamed of. All you need is the proper approach to your abs workouts.
A similar option is to keep your knees bent but your feet on the ground and extend your arms behind you, next to your ears. Contract your abs while lifting your shoulder blades. The keys is making sure you do not strain your neck with this exercise. If you find this difficult, move on to another option.
Another method is sticking to multi-joint compound exercises. These include exercise such as deadlifts, hang cleans, snatch, rows etc. These are great exercises that work multiple muscle groups with the core also working hard to be able to maintain control throughout the movement.
Running is one of the most simple and effective cardio workouts. Whether running on an indoor track or through the hills, running is one of the best workouts for abs. If you want to burn fat around the stomach, then it is best to focus on short sprints. The faster you run, the more your abdominal muscles work.
This is likely one of the most frustrating myths about abs workouts because it makes people do more work without getting the results that they expect. The truth is that doing hundreds of sit-ups or crunches is not the best way for you to drop weight and sculpt your abs. Turbulence Training uses interval training instead of long, boring sessions of tedious sit-ups.