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Most of us would love to have a flat stomach with a sexy six-pack
but are still trying to figure out how to accomplish this! The best ab workout
would involve a combination of ab exercises to work the different abdominal muscles. The correct combination of cardio exercise, weight training activities and a healthy balanced diet
can improve your shape, overall health and help you get a great six-pack. Abdominal exercises are important too and below are some great abdominal exercises for the best ab workout:
1. Bicycle abdominal exercise
The bicycle uses every muscle in your abs to create a strong, lean torso. Pull your abs in during the exercise and keep them contracted throughout to protect your back. Remember to breathe and go slowly so you can really feel it! Do 10-16 reps.
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2. Crunches on the Ball
You are probably aware that using an exercise ball makes your ab workout even more challenging. Lie on an exercise ball to do your crunches and you'll really work your abdominals in a whole new way while also working other muscles in your body like your legs and butt! Ensure you do not pull on your neck and roll forward a bit if the move is too difficult.
3. The Plank
The plank challenges the Transverse Abdominis muscle and the muscles of your back. You can do this move on your elbows or on your hands. Position yourself for the exercise as if you're about to do a push-up and hold that position, making sure your body is in one long, straight line from head to toes. Don't let your tummy sag and keep your neck straight. Hold the position as long as you can.
4. Abdominal Slide
This exercise challenges the abdominals in a different way and is an advanced exercise - therefore play close attention to your back. The movement involves rolling or sliding your hands out and using the abdominals and back to keep your body straight. Then contracting the them to pull back in. You can use a Torso Track or Ab Wheel to a couple of pieces of cardboard for this movement.
5. Reverse Crunch
This is a great exercise for working your obliques and it helps you target the lower portion of your abdominals too. The best way to do a reverse curl is to put an exercise ball under your knees. Contract your abdominals and use them to lift your hips off the floor this is a very small movement and you should not swing or use momentum during the exercise.
These exercises can help you work your abdominals but even the best ab workout cannot always get you the shape you desire - you also need to lose excess fat that covers your abs if you want a great six-pack! To get the six-pack you desire you really do need to follow a complete program of diet, exercise and a great ab workout.
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