Finally! A Different Ab Exercise! Many bodybuilding writers like to bust out old abdominal training articles when they run out of ideas. Fitness magazines are notorious for running ab articles with cheesy headlines. Like: “Get a Sizzling Six-Pack in Six Weeks.” That being said, you are probably already skeptical of this article. Add in the fact that you get the same effect with pretty much every ab exercise. No matter if it’s a leg raise or the faithful sit-up. You really might be wondering how this article is any different.
Well, I can’t make any promises like they do in infomercials for those ab rolling devices and similar products. Still, you will learn a very different abdominal exercise by reading ahead. This exercise is great to throw into your routine whenever you are tired of doing crunches, sit-ups, and leg raises. You can also do it in a shorter amount of time than it takes to do some crazy amount of crunches. So without any more delays, let’s get started with explaining the exercise.
Finally!! A Different Ab Exercise!
The first thing you need to do is sit down and bring your feet towards your body. When your feet are about a foot away from the body, you are in good position to start. (Keep the feet flat on the floor too).
Now you need to put your chin towards the chest. Lean back with your hands on the outside of the knees. When your arms are fully extended, you can let go of the knees and put the arms as high as you possibly can. By this point, you should be feeling the exercise in your abs.
Once your arms are overhead, the real workout begins. You want to hold your arms over your head for 8-10 seconds. Then pull the arms down and sit back up. Think you’re done? Not quite yet because this is only one rep and you’ve got at least seven more to go.
Complete one rep and return back to the original position. Rest for up to 10 seconds. After your rest is over with, repeat steps 2 and 3. Continue to give yourself a 10 second rest in between each rep. A set consists of anywhere between 8 and 12 reps. The amount you do will depend on how your abdominals feel towards the end. For your first time doing this exercise, one set should be enough. As you become used to doing it, you can add sets and reps.
Finally! A Different Ab Exercise! Break Away From Tired Ab Routines!
This 4-step ab exercise is excellent for people looking to break away from sit-ups and crunches. Now this isn’t to say that you should totally replace the old crunches and sit-ups routine. But, you do want to mix it up a bit.
The great thing about doing this ab exercise is that you can finish one set in 3-4 minutes. You can complete two or three sets for a full abdominal workout in just 10-15 minutes. Your abs will really get shocked into growth since chances are that you’ve never done any exercises quite like this before.
With this exercise you don’t need to do it every day like traditional abdominal routines. When done right, your abs will be so sore the next day. Doing any more of these exercises will be counterproductive to developing a 6-pack. Do the exercise for 4 or 5 weeks. You will notice a dramatic difference in the way they look. The abs are extremely important. Especially on stage and at the beach when you are showing off your body to the opposite sex!
By Jeremy Olson