To develop your abs properly, you also need to include cardio in your routine. Start your cardio exercises slowly and then just increase the pace gradually. It is advisable to do 2-4 sessions of cardio each week, but be careful to never go beyond 45 minutes per session. These exercises will help you burn about 200-400 calories per day and possibly more than a pound of pure fat each week.
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.
Lying on the floor, place your arms flat out beside your body on the ground. After bending your knees in the air, cross your ankles. Using the muscles in your legs and abdominal region, push your legs up towards the ceiling. Your hips need to lift at least a few inches from the ground. Try to use your stomach muscles more than your hips.
If you’ve been to gym before, then you may have run into ab wheel because it’s common in gym. Ab wheel is good equipment for work outs for abs however; you need average strength before you can make use of the machine. If you do not use it very well, you may have back problems.
The swimming style is a key factor. Free style is the perfect option if you wish to push yourself hard for a fast swimming. Since you are doing workouts for abs, the breast stroke is very effective for your upper body workout. These two swimming styles are my favorite workout styles. I strongly believe these two styles will give you best results in losing fat.
Start the day by having breakfast. You should not skip any meals, especially breakfast. Doing so will only make you get a huge lunch because your body hasn’t had anything for hours. Make time to eat cereal or even granola bars when you wake up for extra energy.
The Ab Crunch is a phenomenal exercise for abs. Its easier to do than the regular sit-up, and it is still just as effective strengthening your abs. If you need an easy ab workout, this is the one.
This is for working your side ab muscles your midsection. To perform this exercise you will need a dumbbell. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and holding a dumbbell in one of your hands, down to your side. From a standing upright position, keeping your back straight and bending only from your waist, begin to lower the dumbbell down towards the floor (going down the side of your leg) as far as you can go. It is helpful to place your opposite hand on your waist as you do this exercise. Perform 12-15 repetitions in a controlled fashion taking the time to insure proper form and position. Repeat this exercise for the other side, and execute 3 sets of this exercise for each side. Alternatively, 2 sets of 20 reps is also a good workout option.