Below is yet another ab exercise. We try to give you as many options to work out various areas of your body so you don’t become burned out on the same thing. The number one enemy of fitness success is the burned out feeling we all get from time to time. Keep things fresh by changing up how you do things. Always remember, even a little time spent in the gym, is far superior to no time spent in the gym.
Be sure not to swing your feet. If you have lower back troubles, bend your knees on the way up, as it relieves pressure on your back.
Try to flex your entire body as you hold this. Aim for at least 30 seconds continuous with nothing more than your forearms and toes touching the floor. Remember to breath.
Focus on flexing your abs all the way up and all the way down. You don’t need a giant movement like a sit-up to feel the burn. Use controlled motions and focus on feeling your ab muscles.
You want to complete this routine a total of 3 sets.
- Hanging Leg Raises: 20 reps
- Plank: 90 seconds
- Stability Ball Crunches: 20 reps
Go from the first exercise, to the second, to the third, with no rest in between. After completing three straight, rest 1 minute, then do it all again. This shouldn’t take you more than 10-12 minutes total. The key here isn’t a high volume of reps, but keeping constant stress on the abs. Move slowly, tense your abs, and really feel the burn.