Ways to Get Better Looking Abs

By: Jesse Miller

As many have observed, the most common part of the body that is often the focus of all body shaping activities is the abs. It is indeed very attractive to have a 6-pack abs which is the like of every girl and the envy of every man. Here are some of the best routines for every part of your abs.

1. The Basic crunch for your upper abs - In order to perform the routine, get into the start position where you lie on your back, your knees are bent and your feet rest on the floor. Make sure also that your neck as well as your head are relaxed and your hands should be on the sides of your head. With your upper abs, start to curl your upper torso so that your shoulder blades would lift off from the floor. As you try to curl, make sure that your chest bone is aimed toward your belly bottom. Then start to contract the abs more intensely and then try to lower down your torso and lightly touching your shoulder blades to the ground. Then you need to repeat the process. Make sure that you differentiate the ab crunch from the sit up for the sit up is not recommended for the reason that it often causes a number of injuries. In order to maximize the contraction, you need to take a full breath at the bottom of the repetition and then hold that air as you try to contract upwards. Then as you reach the top, make sure to squeeze your abs and then in two counts contract them and then release and breath out then return to the start position again.

2. Reverse crunch for your lower abs - To start the crunch, you need to lie on your back and then keep your knees in bent position and then position your feet at least six inches above the floor. Then you need to place your hands just behind your head. Keep your feet close to your hips and then contract it as you lower your abs. Then slowly bring your knees closer to your chest and then lift your butt off to the floor. Then once you curl your lower body, slowly lower it down again to the start position. This routine is much easier for the females than the males since they have shorter upper body and longer legs which makes the crunch easy. However, if you want to have more challenge to the routine, try to do it with the use of an incline bench in order to add gravity and resistance as you place your hips lower than your chest.

3. The Side crunch for your obliques - If you want to target the muscles in your waist area then the side crunch is perfect. Here you need to lie on your back again with your knees in bent position and ready to do a traditional crunch. Then place your feet on the ground with your right hand on the side of your midsection and your left hand on the side of your head. Then keep your knees as one unit and then allow it to fall on the right while your head and your chest is facing the ceiling.

These routines are all geared for your abs and the same routines can be made more difficult by adding half foam rollers, incline benches or by holding it there on a particular position to maximize the contraction.

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