There are so many preconceptions about bodybuilding workouts and a lot of them do not even come close to what it is in real. Working out to get abs, especially what is commonly called a six-pack, asks for specific exercises that requests surrounding muscles as well and not just the abdominal muscles. Some people will do dozens of crunches every day and wonder why they still do not have a set of six pack abs after weeks of doing that. Simply put, to have a six-pack set of abs is just having strong abdominal muscles that show through cause there is not much fat in that region left to hide the muscles. It must be noted that eating healthy and cutting out on sugary and fatty foods will surely help you reach your goal.
One of the Best Bodybuilding Workouts for Great Abs
One very good exercise is the hanging leg raise. Do not panic if you do not understand it straight away, neither did I until I researched it thoroughly so I can explain it to you in plain easy-to-grasp terms. You will need either an exercising frame or a horizontal bar you could hold on to pull yourself up. Start by holding yourself onto the bar and then slowly raising your legs until your knees are at the same level as your waist. For it to be effective you need to do three sets of 15 reps, one rep being one of those movements described above. Once you are comfortable with the move you can add weight to both your feet so that they are harder to raise and this will make the abs work more.
Another Good Workout for Super Six-Pack Abs
The decline crunch is a good exercise that precisely works the abdominal muscles. This is how to do it. First, as the name implies, you need to lie down on a decline bench or on a surface that has one end slightly raised compared to the other and your head needs to be at the lower end. Put your hands at both sides of your head but no need to put them behind your head. Bend your legs slightly keeping your feet together. Lift only your shoulders while pushing your lower back against the bench and contracting your abdominal muscles for one second. Inhale as you come back down and exhale when you lift up your shoulders and contract your muscles. This rep should be repeated 30 times; three series should do it. The crunch can be varied and done with weights or on an exercise ball. You can even practice the crunch on a flat surface or bench before trying the decline version.
Kelvin wears many hats in the fitness and health industry. He believes in a practical, flexible and sustainable approach to bodybuilding. Initially Kelvin had started bodybuilding as a hobby which turned into passion and later, a successful career. He shares his expertise on strength training and body building to help the GFY community.
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