How To Get Ripped Abs
If you're looking to find out how to get ripped abs, look no further. Perform these three simple core exercises three to five times a week to get those ripped abs you've always wanted.
- Bicycle crunches. Bicycle crunches are some of the most efficient ab exercises around, and will certainly help you get ripped abs. Do them by lying on the floor, just like you would for a traditional crunch, but lift your bent legs so that your calves are parallel with the floor. Contract your abs to lift your left shoulder off the floor and towards your right knee, as if you were going to touch your knee with your elbow. At the same time, extend your other leg upward at an angle; return to your original position, then finish the rep by contracting your abs to bring your right shoulder towards your left knee, while extending your right leg.
- Reverse crunches. Reverse crunches isolate and tone your lower abs. Lie on the floor as if you were about to do a traditional crunch, but keep your palms flat on the floor next to your hips. Lift your legs into the air, keeping them as straight as possible. Contract your lower abs to lift your pelvis off the floor and your heels toward the ceiling; perform fifteen to twenty reps per set and you'll be on your way to getting ripped abs.
- Full vertical crunches. Full vertical crunches are a great way to get ripped abs and are similar to reverse crunches, only you'll put your hands behind your head the way you do to perform a traditional crunch. You'll still be holding your legs straight up in the air, and you'll still be contracting your lower abs to lift your hips. But this time, you'll also simultaneously lift your shoulders off the ground, so it's just like doing a traditional crunch, only with your feet in the air instead of on the ground. If you want ripped abs, you'll need to perform fifteen to twenty reps per set.
Posted on: Mar. 19, 2010