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Powerful Abs Workout - 4 Golden Rules

Jul 29, 2008
During your workouts, Time is something you don't want to waste. Many people wont be able to produce the required results because they work on pointless and ineffective exercises that are just a waste of time.

There are some things that are compulsory - Like a warm up. Inadequate or no warm up can increase your chances of injuries many times over. Simple exercises like stretching and calisthenics are all right for your warm up.

Once you're ready to begin your abs building workout, there are four golden rules that you need to remember - whether you are designing your program, or having a trainer design it for you:

1. Stability Exercises 2. Stability with Resistance Exercises 3. Core Strengthening Exercises 4. Unbalanced Exercises

1. Stability Exercises

After you complete your warm up, stability exercises are next. These use only your body weight as resistance. You need to do these exercises intensely - don't stop with a set number of reps. The rule is do your reps until you can't do another one.

Stability exercises include crunches, flutter kicks, reverse crunches, or other exercises that you don't need any weights or other apparatus to accomplish.

2. Stability with Resistance Exercises

The next rule is to follow immediately with stability + resistance exercises. These are basically the same exercises that you have done before - but with WEIGHT ADDED.

Some examples of stability with resistance exercises are an incline bench crunch, a weighted crunch or a weighted straight leg crunch.

3. Core Strengthening Exercises

The next set of exercises are the core strengthening exercises. They require exact body position and execution and include complex movements.

Some core strengthening exercises that you can do lying down are the Plank, the Side Plank, and the Superman. Core strengthening exercises that you do standing are cable torso twists, woodchoppers, and "around the world."

4. Unbalanced Exercises

Final rule: finish your workout with unbalanced exercises. These are the hardest part of your total routine. The idea here is to do an exercise that actually throws your body out of balance.

For example, you might get into a push-up position with your body straight, then lift one arm toward the ceiling and open your entire torso to that side. Repeat on the other side. Very hard to do, even if you're in awesome shape!

You can't do many reps of the exercises and you shouldn't. Five or ten of each unbalanced exercise is enough.

Remember no workout "works" unless you eat the right foods and build up your workouts properly.

Keep these 4 golden rules in mind when developing your workout routine. The golden rule 5 is that your form must be absolutely perfect. For building that gorgeous rock hard abs you need to design an effective workout.
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