Are you ready for the ultimate ab workout routine? When I was a little kid I dreamed of having muscles as big as Arnold Schwarzenegger and I remember trying to do as many situps as I could to try and get there. The number wasn’t very impressive and I was still skinny as a rail but somewhere along the way I was imprinted with the notion situps were the only way to build a lean set of abs.
Since I just did a motivational post on how to successfully lose weight I also wanted to show you some awesome new moves you can use to lose the belly fat. I also like to use this ultimate abs workout with my gladiator workout.
Nowadays I think that’s pretty darn ludicrous to try and do thousands of situps a day to build a strong core and thus lean abs. Whether you’re looking to flatten your stomach or get a set of ripped 6 pack abs it’s going to be necessary to throw all that old school Schwarzenegger bodybuilder stuff out the window.
I’m not going to go right out there by saying it’ll hurt your back if you situps because that would be way too bold. There are numerous factors that will put your back into a compromising situation such as lack of flexibility, poor posture, constant sitting, weak core muscles and tight hips. Doing situps would just be the straw that broke the camels back.
With that being said there are going to be many better ways to train your abs than just doing situps until the cows come home. Training the deeper core muscles instead of just constantly working the sexy rectus abdominis over and over again until the end of time.
In this ultimate abs workout that I developed we’re going to go deeper than just doing a bench of crunches by training the core in many different planes of motion using unconventional exercises. I won’t be surprised if some of these core exercises wouldn’t even look as if they would train your abs but trust me when I say these are some of the best ab exercises out there.
I wouldn’t recommend doing this ultimate ab workout routine more than 2-3 times per week and I usually would do this on days that I don’t lift weight but on days following my High Intensity Interval Training workouts.
The Ultimate Ab Workout
Perform each exercise for 40 seconds with 10 seconds of rest in between. After you complete the entire circuit, rest for 50 seconds and then repeat 1-2 more times. I usually just set my Gymboss Interval Timer and it’ll automatically keep track of the intervals for me.
- Swiss Ball Hover Planks
- Bosu Crunches
- Valslide Rollouts
- Bosu Opposite Elbow to Knee Crunch
- Long Arm Side Planks
- Dumbbell Corkscrews
- Swiss Ball Knee Tucks > Pike > Reverse Rollouts
- Swiss Ball Hip Bridge > Leg Curls
- Dumbbell Core Rows
- Valslide Reverse Lunge
P.S. If you’re looking for a great diet to go along with the Ultimate Ab Workout I suggest taking a look at the 7 Day Belly Blast Diet.