These are the most effective workouts for abs: sprinting, planks and foot raises. Sprinting requires you to burst out running as hard as you can till your body is flushed all over and you create the perfect storm in your nervous system to release the fat burning hormones which will continue to benefit you even long after you’ve stopped working out. A short burst of all-out sprinting for as less as 30 seconds is more effective than a 30 minute jog. Focus on the intensity and get the most out of your sprint. Push yourself as hard as you can when you sprint.
Okay, so let’s go over the basics of how you can get this done so that your friends call you dirty words under their breath when they see that you’re in great shape and they’re still fat and soft when you get into your bathing suits. I mean, that is what we’re after, right? A sexy set of six-pack abs that draws the attention of the opposite sex and stirs jealously in the competition!
Rowing machine though not popular is a wonderful machine that helps to get a cardio and strength workout at the same time. It works your arms, shoulders and back. You can shed body fat quickly and keep your body fit.
Another really important thing to keep in mind is to address ALL of the muscles of the core, and not just the rectus abdominus (or “six pack” muscles in the front). There’s a ring of core muscles that go all the way around the body and protect your spine. and also holds your belly in!
If you want to use a piece of equipment but you do not want to go to a gym, what you can do is to perform workouts for abs at home with the help of an exercise ball. Many people have found this simple equipment very effective in performing ab exercises. One advantage of using the exercise ball is it allows you to target larger portion of the midsection – something that is hard to do with typical home exercises.
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.
Now that you have an idea of how to adjust your eating habits in order to promote abs development, the next step is to learn how to train the abs properly. Many people aren’t quite sure whether a low intensity-high rep workout is best for the abs or if a high intensity-low rep routine would be much better. The best way to get the answer to this question is to gain a better understanding about your abs.
Intensity is key – Unless you really push yourself hard in the pool, you will not get decent results. You will just be passing the time away in the pool. You may have fun, but your body won’t be attracting any kind of attention around the pool any time soon.