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    ABS-SOLUTE SUCCESS-The Best Abdominal Exercises


    The Best Abdominal Exercises

    The abs are key to a great physique. You may have nice arms, but
    can you show off your stomach? They are also instrumental to
    several sports because they are an important factor in running,
    jumping, and throwing. The following (along with a reduced calorie
    diet) are great for developing a killer six-pack:

    Lower Abdominals

    Leg Raises - Lie on your back; bring your legs up until they form
    a 90-degree angle with the floor. Keep your legs as straight as
    possible to really make the lower abs burn. Don't allow your legs
    to touch the floor to keep constant tension on your abs. Stop
    when you are about 1-2 inches off the ground, and start the next

    Lying Leg Thrusts- Lie on your back. Perform a lying leg raise.
    Thrust your heels to the ceiling, breathe out; keep contracting
    the lower abs so that you are raising your torso. Lower out of
    the thrust back to your initial position, leaving your feet straight
    up. Lower your legs back to the starting position.

    Hanging Leg Raises- Hang from a chin-up bar, or use a dip
    stand, or another devise so that your feet do not touch the
    ground when they are directly below you. Bring your knees
    up to your chest, in a slow, controlled motion. To maximize
    the exercise, keep your legs straight, and bring them up
    slowly to form a "L" with your torso.

    Upper Abdominals

    Ab Crunches- Lying on your back, put your knees up in the air
    so that your thighs are at a right angle to the ground, with
    your knees bent. Put your hands either behind your head or
    on the sides of your head. Slowly raise your shoulders off the
    ground and focus on keeping your abs tight. Do not let your
    shoulder blades touch the ground during the exercise if you
    can help it. Do not focus on going all the way up, as much
    as having a slow, consistent pace, and really flexing the a
    bdominal muscles throughout.

    Cross-Knee Crunches- These are like ab crunches, lay on
    your back, in the bent-knee position, but crunch diagonally
    so that you touch each elbow to the opposite hip alternately.
    At the top position, one shoulder and one hip should be off
    the ground.

    Cross Overs- Lie on your side and cradle your head in
    your hands. Bend your knees, place one elbow, and arm
    on the ground just under your head. Keep your hands
    linked, and point the other elbow up. Twist your body
    and lift the lower elbow up off the ground and across
    your torso. Do this in a slow manner, and hold it at the
    top for a second before lowering and repeating. Try not to
    go all the way down, stop lust short of the bottom so
    you get more of a work. Be sure to do this for both sides.

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  • #2
    I use to have an article that suggested there is a proper sequence for abdominal work. I will try to dig it up.

    Not trying to take away from your post Blown_SC; those are some go suggestions.
    "Well done is better than well said"