Abdominal Exercise
  

Exercise Routines

By thousands of sit-ups daily, abs are the most abused group of muscles on the body.
People abuse them trying to bring themselves into shape. But they don't know that abdominal muscles are skeletal muscles like any other on the body.
Because of their function and position, they are more involved in body activities than other muscles, but that doesn't mean they can be brought into shape if they are exposed to training everyday.

It is false that Abdominal Muscules (abs) should be trained at least half an hour daily in order to be visible, as common belief says.
Sit-ups should be made in kitchen, not on training, and the best exercise for abs is fork, spoon and knife!

Most of people have enviable, great built abdominal muscles.
Moreover, this can be checked simply if you breath out completely on your mouth, contract your abs and touch them with your fingers.
That firm, rocky thing which can be felt underneath the fatness are abdominal muscles. But why they are not visible?

I mentioned fatness -- extra fat which has been deposited over abdominal muscles for years.
Besides extra subdermal fluids, extra fat is the biggest reason why abs are not visible.
If fat could disappear instantly for a moment, you would be shocked with the quality of your abdominal muscles.
True, not everyone have top-built abs, but people who are even a bit active sure do.

The abdominal muscle group can be compared with a small car which has low fuel consumption.
On the other side, buttock and thigh muscles have high fuel consumption like a big truck.
The goal is to assure high energy consumption on training in order to force the body to waste fat stocks.
So, concerning fat that covers abs, it is necessary to increase intensity of leg training or volume of cardiovascular training and to correct nutrition immediately.

There is one big misconception -- muscles and fat that covers them seem like closed union to people.
They think that muscles during activity absorb exactly the fat that covers those muscles.
But this is a big lie. The only truth is that abdominal muscles will not be visible unless body fats are lowered below 15%.

Air Bike
The Air Bike exercises your lower abdominal muscles
The exercise is two sided
Shown in the picture is the right side
If you manage ten repetitions for each side per day
Crunches
Crunches
This exercise looks similiar to situps
The movement may be small but it really pulls on all the abs
See if you can manage about ten of these

Jack Knives
Jack Knives
Remind me of situps
Works on the upper abdominal muscles


Twisting Crunches
Twisting Crunches
The exercise is two sided
Shown in the picture is the right side
If you manage ten repetitions for each side per day

Twisting Leg Raises
Twisting Leg Raises
The exercise is two sided
Shown in the picture is the right side
If you manage ten repetitions for each side per day
I do not have the exercise machine for this one so I have never tried the routine
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