The Only 5 Ab Exercises You’ll Ever Need
We all know how difficult it can be to come by a good six-pack. People struggle for years with the hope that they’ll appear, but for most they remain a dream, a vision at the end of a very long and dark tunnel. Those that achieve them are either naturally inclined to have them, or have very hard to get there. More and more people are starting to find the light, to muster the will power and self-discipline needed to sculpt a perfect core, thanks to the science and knowledge we’re gaining into our bodies.
As more people push themselves to further lengths in forming a strong and healthy body, others will see how possible it is, and hopefully find the inspiration to go through themselves. Thankfully we have many helpful guides and tips for those that need a little more encouragement. Such as this guide from Huffington Post, which has nicely presented a set of 5 exercises that provide all you need to chisel away at that beer gut, starting with the classic crunch:
1. Abdominal Crunch
There’s something to be said for going back to basics. The traditional crunch is truly what six-packs are made of, Jordan says. That’s because it hammers the rectus abdominus, which lies right under your skin and makes up the coveted six-pack.
Instructions: Lie flat on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place your hands lightly on both sides of your head, keeping your elbows in. Press the small of your back into the floor, exhale, and contract your abs to lift your shoulders about four inches off of the floor. Pause, then lower your shoulders slowly to start. Keep the movement slow and controlled. Don’t use momentum.
You’ve probably heard that to get good abs, what you eat is the biggest hurdle, and that’s entirely true, so supplement this workout with the right food and drink. Otherwise, you’ll be wasting your time. Check out the article for the rest of the exercises.
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About Sam Brinson Sam is a writer living in Uruguay. Sam follows the latest in aging break throughs.