Did you ever wonder why after a bazillion crunches you still cannot see your abs? Are you tired of crunching, leg lifts and oblique twists? Then lets change things up a bit!
First...I have to say that abs are not made in the gym...they are made in the kitchen! But of course you knew that already!!
Try some of these exercises for the next month combined with a good clean diet and cardio and strength training.
- Stability Ball Plank. Set forearms on the Swiss ball, and toes on the floor. Your body should form a straight line from neck to floor. Hold for 30 to 90 seconds.
- Mountain climbers. Brace your abs. Start in the top of a pushup position. Keep your abs braced, pick one foot off the floor and slowly bring it towards chest. Do not let hips sag. Keep abs braced and slowly return leg to start position. Alternate sides until you complete all the required sets.
- Stability ball rollout. Kneel on mat and place hands on top of stability ball. Brace abs and slowly lean forward and roll hands over the ball. Keep body in a straight line and go out as far as you can. Contract abs and reverse the motion to return to upright position.
- Stability ball jackknife. Brace abs. Put elbows on a bench or floor and rest shins on the ball. with your back flat, you body should form a straight line from shoulders to ankles, Keeping back straight, roll the ball to your chest as close as possible by contracting abs and pulling ball forward. Pause and return ball to starting position by rolling it backwards.
Your life is an occasion. Rise to it. ~Mr. Magorium