Tuesday, 17 June 2008

The Ultimate Six Pack Abs Workout

The Ultimate Six Pack Abs Workout

A chiseled set of six pack abs is what every man, and women want. They're a recognized as part of a perfect body and are guarantied to turn a few heads when revealed. With our ultimate six pack abs workout you can begin to reap the rewards of donning your washboard abs in just a few weeks! Perform our ab routine three times a week, with rest days in between so your muscles can recover and you'll start noising great results. Remember, your abs will not show if you have fat covering them, cut down to under 10-12% bodyfat to reveal your six pack.

The Workout

Exercise One - Weighted Swiss-Ball Crunch

Sets: 3

Reps: 8

Just like any other muscle, you need to high resistance and low reps to efficiently build muscle. The swiss ball crunch is a excellent exercise for building your abs.While not strictly necessary, the swiss ball will require you to recruit stabilizer muscles which will result it better results. Lie on the swiss ball with a weight plate lying on your chest. Alternatively use the cable machine for resistance, set it up by having the cables coming from the lowest position. Slowly raise your torso, you'll feel your abdominal muscles contracting. When you've reach the top, slowly lower yourself back to the starting position.

Exercise Two - Leg Raises

Reps: 10

Sets: 2

This exercise targets our lower abs which is often the hardest area to perfect. Slowly raise your legs off the ground and back past verticle. A variation of this would be the hanging leg raise, performing the same movement but whilst hanging from a bar.

Exercise three - Plank and Side Plank

Reps: As long as you can last!

Sets: 2

These exercises are great for shaping and toning your abdominal abs and are very popular and effective. Keep your back straight and hold for as long as possible whilst still maintain good form. Try 'sucking' in your abs whilst performing this exercise to really feel the burn.

Exercise four - Bicycle Crunch

Reps: 25+

Sets: 2

This is a great way to finish your ab workout, you'll feel this one and thats what you want to achieve your rippling abs.

Thats it! Work hard, eat well and you'll soon start to see the results!