Abs workouts are my favourite sort of workout! They really push you to the limit.. then reel you back in again. At times you want to scream, enough! BUT yet you go on.. and on.
Why? Because you know that despite how you sweat and swear,
Ab exhaustion = Ab Definition!
Here are 5 Ways to Work Your Abs to Exhaustion:
1. Plank and Crunch
Rotate between 20 seconds of Plank then flip over to 20 seconds of crunch. Repeat this till muscle failure or till you cannot hold the plank any longer.
2. Cable Rotation
Stand holding a cable with both hands out in front of you at just under shoulder height. Keeping your arms fixed and straight and your abs engaged, rotate your upper body to the left, then back to center, and then to the right, and then back to center. That’s one rep Alternate sides for one set of 10 complete reps.
3. Swissball Roll out
Kneel on a mat with your hands on a Swiss stability ball. Keeping your back straight and your abs engaged, roll the ball as far away from you can, then slowly roll back to starting position. Aim for two sets of 10 rollouts.
4. Cross Crunch
Lie on your back with arms and legs diagonally out so that your body forms an “X.” Keeping arms and legs straight, bring your right hand towards your left foot, then your left hand towards your right foot, lifting your head, neck, and shoulders off the ground. That’s one rep. Aim for one complete set of 10 reps.
5. Bicycle Crunch
Lie on your back with your hands behind your head, and your legs raised and bent at 90 degrees. Alternate sides by bringing your right elbow towards your left knee then your left elbow towards your right knee, building up to 60 seconds. Try and hold the crunch for a two-count on each side to force a slower, concentrated movement.