Building great abs is hard enough but the unfortunate and cruel twist of fate is that this isn’t even the toughest part.
What is the toughest part?
That would be actually keeping the abs. Far too often, ab workouts involve intensive training which is just too much to maintain over a log period.
What’s more, this is often combined with a diet that strips away fat – but causes it to pile back on as soon as you get back to your normal routine.
This ‘Abs for Days’ routine from Insane Home Fat Loss should change all that.
Why? Because it works.
This is simple routine that hits the three major muscle groups required for great abs (rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, obliques) but it’s also fast and simple meaning you can easily keep it up and meaning you can do it anywhere, any time.
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To start with, we’ll be hitting the rectus abdominis along with the oblique. Lie flat on the floor and then lie one leg over the top of the other, pointing off to one side at a right angle.
Immediately, this has the effect of isolating the abs. Often when we perform sit ups, we do so by folding at the waist – which simply leads to us using our hip flexors rather than our actual abs.
With the leg across your body this way, you’ll be forced to ‘roll’ up the abs which ensures you get the right workout in.
And at the same time, having your waist bent this way ensures you’ll be using the obliques as well. This ads awesome, ripped detail down either side of your abs for a really cut looking mid-section.
Holding plank is an excellent exercise for training the transverse abdominis. This requires you to keep your body rigid for an extended period of time and that in turn means that the band of muscle around your waist will stay fixed and strong. Over time this will result in your stomach becoming much flatter.
To perform reverse crunches, you will start lying on the ground on your back with legs out straight. Now, instead of rolling your upper body up to meet your feet, you’re going to do the opposite and lift your legs up. Remember to do this with a crunching motion so that you’re rolling and not folding.
As you do this, you will get excellent focus on your lower abs and to finish off the move you’ll keep your hands flat on the floor and push your toes straight up to the ceiling. This moves the focus to the top of your abs for a rare move that will hit the full range of motion.
Repeat this routine three times with no break in between – the plank will serve as active recovery. Perform 10-15 reps of each exercise and see if you can beat your time each day!
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