Abdominal exercises require more than the crunch, ab machine, or gimmick product in order to achieve killer six pack abs. You’ve seen the infomercials with the latest and ‘best’ gadgets and gear. This is not how you achieve those killer abs that you always wanted, it requires more work than that.
The problem with abdominal exercises is that you have probably been mis-informed, via the internet, health magazines, or other sources. There are really only two ways to obtain a six pack rock hard stomach. First and foremost is via your dietary intake and nutrition, second is via the correct abdominal specific exercises. You won’t achieve any abs if you don’t work on those two categories. That is guaranteed!
Want another tip and secret from the pros? It isn’t all in the abdominal workouts. The best source for workouts is when you workout many large body parts at once. That’s right, working like a lemming doing thousands and thousands of crunches and other pointless ab exercises doesn’t give you the resistance needed to achieve your goal. If you want to actually develop your abdominals then you will need to do repetitions of a work out that you can’t do anymore than 25 reps with. That means that by doing a regular crunch or sit up you won’t achieve anything worthwhile. You need to develop the muscles by adding resistance to the workout. Use enough resistance to go even lower than the 25 reps, focus on enough weight that you can do around 15 or so reps.
The best techniques for workouts are workouts that require you to focus on curling or raising of your legs and pelvis either upwards or inward closer to the trunk. These abdominal exercises are perfect when you add some resistance to them. An example of would be to perform hip thrusts or the pelvis curl up, these are great methods of high resistance abdominal exercises. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people that can do hundreds of crunches can’t even do 10 reps of these.
Remember also your nutritional intake and diet, this is the most crucial part. It doesn’t matter how developed your abs are if you have a layer of fat covering them. That’s why you need to focus on the dietary intake and the types of vitamins and nutritions you are consuming. Focus on the eliminating the following from your intake. Carbohydrates; breads, pasta, beans, rice, and cereal. Sugars; no explanation needed. Hydrogenated oils and fructose corn; no more Burger King or White Castle!
Focus on eating things like Eggs, Oatmeal, Natural Peanut Butter, and things that are close to their natural state. By focusing on things closer to the natural state you can make sure that the vitamins and minerals are still preserved and haven’t been filled with garbage preservatives.