There are many different abdominal workout routines that exist, but a lot of them are not as effective as they should be. They may provide an intense training experience, but their ability to show results for the abdominal muscles. There are two different categories of ab training – weighted and body weight. The weighted ab exercises are often up for debate and some will be more effective than others. However, anyone that wants a killer body weight abdominal workout routine should definitely try this routine out.
Exercise 1 – Cross Punch Crunches
The first exercises that you will want to perform is the cross punch crunches. These are simply crunches that require you to perform straight punches (cross-body) at the top. You should complete five punches in total while switching hands. The continuous cross movement will put even more tension on the abs and it is not potentially harmful, unlike the Romanian twists. Make sure that these are performed as crunches and not sit-ups, and also make sure that you do not bring yourself back to resting position – keep the tension on your abs!
Complete three sets of 20-30 reps with 30 seconds rest between each and then IMMEDIATELY enter the next exercise.
Exercise 2 – Toe Touches
The next exercise is the toe touches. This requires you to stand your legs straight up while keeping your back on the floor or mat. You will then reach up towards your toes and you should notice a momentum near the top where you push yourself further. You will not want to go down much lower than that before going onto the next rep.
Complete at least one set of 20-30 reps with 30 seconds rest between each and then IMMEDIATELY enter the next exercise.
Exercise 3 – V-ups
The V-ups require you to start by lying flat on the ground and gradually you will have to bring your legs and arms into your core. You will crunch a bit in the middle when the tension is on the abdomen. You should then perform the next rep right before you get back to resting position.
Complete at least one set of 20-30 reps with 30 seconds rest between each and then IMMEDIATELY enter the next exercise – dead yet?
Exercise 4 – Superman
The superman crunch requires you to start by lying straight on your back with your hands by your head, possibly holding onto the mat but without any form of assistance. You will bend your knees and draw them into your chest, then kick your legs straight up and slowly lower them towards the ground. Make sure that you perform the next repetition before your feet touch the ground as otherwise it will take away all the tension.
Complete three sets of these for the maximum amount of reps that you can perform in each set, with only 30 seconds rest between each set.
This may sound like a simple ab workout since it does not require any weights, but just give it a try and see the amount of burn that it gives your abs. Like all of the Somanabolic Muscle Maximizer workouts, it is designed to help you get in shape and get killer abs. Now to ask one more time – dead yet?