So far we’ve addressed your chest, stuffed your face, even tackled your ass! Now I’d like to get to those ab exercises. Remember, falling back doesn’t mean letting your stomach go to flab.
I’m listing these three routines (one this week and two next time) because they are my favorite, extremely effective, and you don’t need any equipment to complete them. These exercises can be made more difficult by adding repetitions, weights, or elevating your legs. When it comes to your stomach it’s not just about the crunch: You also have to have a lean, healthy diet, and do lots of cardio. Only when you combine good health with proper abdomen exercises will you covet that washboard stomach that’s so firm your friends use it as a cocktail tray.
One: Bicycle Race.
Start with the Bicycle, which is the best move for targeting the rectus abdominis (that would be “six pack,” dudes), as well as the obliques.
1.) Lie face-up on your mat, and place you hands behind your head, lightly supporting it with your fingers.
2.) Bring the knees into the chest and lift the shoulder blades off the floor without pulling the neck.
3.) Rotate to the left, bringing the right elbow to the left knee as you straighten the other leg.
4.) Switch sides, bringing the left elbow toward the right knee.
5.) Continue alternating sides in a “pedaling” motion, for 1-3 sets of 24-32 reps. You should work on your abs 3 times a week for 20 minutes.
Next Week: Reverse Crunch and The Plank.
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