Not all abs exercises are created equal. With so many abs exercises
around, how do you know which exercises to pick?
Use this checklist, and you’ll have a head start.
your abs, too. Sit-ups, for instance, can get too easy after a few
weeks of training. After a few weeks of training, you’ll be doing
more than 12 reps. Unless you use external weights, you won’t get
as much bang for your buck as you would if you did another exercise
that’s harder and that exhausts you after 12 reps.
exercises that are done on the floor let you relax your abs between
reps. In the sit-up and in the crunch, this happens at the end of
the eccentric phase (when your upper back and head come into
contact with the floor, your abs relax). Some exercises, like the
Bench Crunch and the Plank, challenge your abs throughout. Favor
those in your routines.
(grow) only if they shorten and lengthen when you work them out.
Good trainers know isometric (no movement) exercises (like the
Plank) don’t hypertrophy muscles. To the contrary, exercises with a
wide ranger of motion will hypertrophy your abs fully, because they
recruit more muscle fibers. So, pick exercises that stretch your
abs: they’ll have a wide range of motion, and they’ll help define
your abs better.
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Carl Juneau, 14525 SW Millikan Way #57484, Beaverton, Oregon 97005-2343, U.S.A.
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