If you answered the latter, you are way ahead of most people that are taken in by the lies of the pseudo-fitness hucksters who want to steal your hard earned money. You can buy every wacky piece of equipment and fat burning pill out there, do thousands of crunches and sit ups, read all the how-to books and magazines you can find.but if you don’t start in the kitchen.you will only be wasting valuable time and money.
Lie on your back and then cross your left foot over your right knee with your hands positioned behind your head. Lift your shoulders off the floor and then curl your upper body towards your left knee. Be sure to keep your lower back pressed to the floor. Contract your obliques and upper abs as hard as possible at the top of the movement and then resist on your back down. Do 12-16 reps and then switch to the other side.
Chin ups with knee raises. – Do this with an underhand grip and as you pull up bring your knees to your chest then slowly lower your legs down as you come back to the starting position. As your knees drop you should feel a nice tension on the lower abdominals. Complete 10 reps, taking as much time as needed.
The best thing to do while doing your ab workouts is to lose some weight during the process. Your workouts will not take effect if you have a huge fatty layer in your belly. You have to lose some of those fats to trigger your muscles and shape them into great abs.
A lot of people get mixed up and believe that the more crunches they perform, the better. That is a very bad belief to fall into. Your abdominal muscles should be worked in the same manner as the rest of your body. Three sets of 20 should be sufficient. Floor crunches can be one of the best workouts for abs if performed in the correct manner.
Lying flat on your back put your legs in the air. Next, put your arms beneath your head. Slightly lifting your head, twist your abdomen from right to left. While barely lifting your head, you should rotate your legs in a circular motion in the air. It is crucial that you use your stomach to pull your head up and not your neck. If this exercise is done correctly, then it will look like you are riding a bike upside down!
Lie on the floor with your knees up. Try and wedge your feet under something or have someone hold them down for you. Place your hands behind your head or cross ways across your chest and then raise your back and shoulders until you are upright and then lower back down. As you become more used to doing this, try doing it on an incline or holding weights and increase these as you become more resilient.
At the same time, it’s very vital that you do not fall into the well-laid trap of thinking that you can just find one good ab workouts routine and stay with it forever. Quite the contrary, what works today will not always work three months from now. Variety is indeed the spice of life when it comes to striving for the washboard stomach. The risk is that you will repeatedly build the same muscle groups to the exclusion of giving yourself a more well-rounded washboard look.