3 Effective Abdominal Exercises

Who doesn’t want a 6-pack, or at least a flatter stomach?

Here’s a quick abdominal circuit. Do this full circuit 3x at the end of your workout.

  • Choose 3 exercises
  • Do all 3 in a row
  • Rest for 30 seconds
  • Go again 3 times

In this video I do cable crunches on a swiss ball, leg raises on a swiss ball, and abdominal roll-outs.

Try and make as many abs exercises weighted as you can. When doing decline crunches hold a weight out in front of you, doing cable crunches on the ball like in the video is another example.

Adding weight to your abs routine will provide more resistance, forcing your muscles to adapt and grow. Treat your abs like any other muscle group – the harder you work them the more muscle you’ll develop and the more fat you’ll burn in the process as well.

If you’re new to working out, start slow, but keep pushing yourself. Every 3 weeks try adding a bit more weight to your abdominal workouts or a few more reps. By keeping your abs routine the same every week, your body isn’t forced to adapt to a greater workload and you’ll find that your gains will start to plateau.

I know you’re busy, that’s why these workouts are quick. This should only take a few minutes. Rest for 30 seconds in between each full set – 3 exercises completed then rest.

Make your workouts intense and quick! Get in and out and on with the rest of your busy day!

So, use this video as an example of what you should be doing to get that 6-pack that you’ve always wanted.

Good luck!