We are all working toward those rock hard abs. If you have been working out those abs for a while you will know the struggle to achieve this much sought after look. But have no fear! Here we have compiled a list of the five best ab workouts to give you that sexy six pack in no time at all! Incorporate them into your existing workout or as a separate set in order to work those upper and lower abdominal muscles. For most people, including beginners, these can be performed three times a week for the best results, but for the more advanced you may want to try it every day to tone up.
Start by laying flat on the floor with your knees bent and ensure that our feet are secured. For beginners you may want to tuck your feet beneath a low bench of a piece of furniture. Place your hands across your chest or behind your head. Raise your torso into a nearly sitting position. Lower back down to your beginning position on your back. This is one rep.
Lay flat on your back with your legs stretched out in front of you. Place your hands on the floor to the side for support. Flexing your lower abs, raise your legs until they are perpendicular to your body. Hold for a few seconds and then lower back down to the starting position, flat on the floor. This is one rep.
Jackknife sit up
Start in the same position as a regular sit up. Your legs should be straight in front of your rather than bent. Raise your legs until they are perpendicular to your body, similarly to the leg raise. As you do this, also raise your arms with your shoulders up off the ground as far as possible without bringing your back off the floor. Maintaining the tension, bring your legs back down to the starting position, as well as your arms. As soon s you are back flat on the floor, this is classified as one rep.
Sit on the ground or a bench with your legs extended and your hands to the side for support. Keeping your knees together, pull them in toward your chest until you can not move any further. Keep the tension in your lower abs as you return your legs into the start position. Repeat at least 15 times of one set.
Lay on the floor with your legs extended in front of you together. Your hands should be by your side for support. Lift your legs up above, as high as you can, while you bring your torso toward them, reaching your hands toward your toes. From here you can return to the starting position and repeat for around 10 times per set.
Using the above techniques you will work your core muscles, as well as some other muscle groups depending on the exercise. You will be seeing results in no time at all!