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Best 8 Ab Exercises You Aren’t Doing, But Should
Everyone wants those tight, six pack abs, but no one loves doing abdominal exercises. Let’s face it, they are a lot of work and sometimes it feels as if we get very little results for all our effort.
Well, the idea should be to work smarter, not harder. Doing more crunches will not get you the abs you are looking for. Everyone wants to ditch the poochie belly and get those rock hard abs. If this sounds like you, then we have the perfect set of exercises for you. Although no single exercise will get rid of the pooch, doing exercises that work all your stomach muscles, including those important core muscles, will help to give you greater muscle activity and gains in strength. These exercises are some of the most effect, targeting multiple abdominal muscles, so you get more six pack for your exercise dollar, if you know what we mean.
When you do these, focus on the muscles you are working, actively thinking about, picturing in your mind, how they are working, rather than just going through the motions. Come on! Give these a try! You know you want to rock that bikini ladies! And gentlemen, nothing is hotter than guys who aren’t afraid to take off their tank top!
1. Frog Push
This might be a bit funny looking, but it works wonders. Try to pay special attention to your abs and force them to do most of the work. Keep your lower back pressed into the floor the entire time to avoid injury.
Lie on your back with your knees bent and turned out, pressing your heels together, the way a frog would lay on its back. Take a deep breath and lift your head and shoulders off the floor, curling up over your ribcage, as if you were trying to look at your knees. Your arms should reach out from your hips to the shoulders, palms down, just an inch or so off the ground. Now as you exhale, pressing through your heels, push your legs down to about a 45 degree angle, almost as if you were trying to press the backs of your knees together. Don’t let your lower back come off the floor!
This is considered one rep. 10 reps are one set. Try to work up to 3 sets, which would be a total of 30 frog pushes.