Conventional wisdom generally holds that direct abb workouts, such as situps, leg lifts, and crunches, make the best abb workouts.
But you can achieve even better results with high power, full-body workouts that boost your metabolism whilst working out your abs.
Below is some great abb workouts that does not involve direct ab exercises. The workout is like a super-set, but you rotate between three exercises in a tri-state format.
You may use a rep scheme of 3-4 sets of eight reps for every one of the exercises. It's also effective to use five sets of five reps of each exercise. You can do the mountain climbers for thirty seconds instead of reps.
Renegade dumbbell rows - start in a pushup position with your hands on two dumbbells. Whilst you stabilize your body with one arm, row one dumbbell up. Then you need to bring the dumbbell to the ground.
Stabilize with your opposite arm whilst you alternate your rowing arm. As you stabilize during rows, your abs will get a extreme workout, and you'll definitely feel it in your abs.
Front squats - you can do these just like back squats, except you may put the barbell on the front of your shoulders in front of your body, and not rest them on your upper backs as you do in back squats.
To stabilize the barbell on your shoulders, keep your elbows in front of your body and cross your arms; then push your fists into the bar against your shoulders. You may have to practice this. It's important to have a gy coach help you get the form right.
You will also find you need great stabilization strength for front squats because you are shifting the barbell weight to the front of your body and not the back.
This is typically a leg exercise, but you may be shocked how much you are feeling it in your abs.
Mountain climbers - begin in a pushup position and shuffle your feet in and out to make your knees move first under your chest and then out to your beginning position. You'll feel like you are climbing a mountain, but it is truly flat on the floor.
If you're adventurous, shuffle your hands backward and forward ten inches whilst you are doing your leg movements.
This may give you a full body exercise, and you may find that it is much tougher than using regular mountain climbers.
As you complete each exercise, make efforts to rest for about 30 seconds before starting the next one. Also, don't forget to rest for about one to 2 mins after completing each tri-set before you repeat. You are going to find that these indirect exercises give you the best abb workouts. And you are not doing any direct ab exercises. Try it yourself!
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