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Want to know the most effective ab exercises? The American Council on Exercise found out just which exercises target the abs in the most effective way in an ACE-commissioned study.
It's important to remember that, while ab exercises won't get rid of fat from the belly, a strong core is important for keeping your body healthy and protecting your spine.
The most effective ab exercises start with the bicycle, which is the best move for targeting the rectus abdominis (i.e., the 'six pack') and the obliques (the waist), according to the study.
1. THE BICYCLE (how to http://exercise.about.com/od/abs/ss/abexercises.htm)
2. THE CAPTAINS CHAIR (how to http://exercise.about.com/od/abs/ss/abexercises_2.htm)
3. EXERCISE BALL CRUNCH (how to http://exercise.about.com/od/abs/ss/abexercises_3.htm)
4. VERTICAL LEG CRUNCH (how to http://exercise.about.com/od/abs/ss/abexercises_4.htm)
5. TORSO TRACK (how to http://exercise.about.com/od/abs/ss/abexercises_5.htm)
6. LONG ARM CRUNCH (how to http://exercise.about.com/od/abs/ss/abexercises_6.htm)
7. REVERSE CRUNCH (how to http://exercise.about.com/od/abs/ss/abexercises_7.htm)
8. FULL VERTICAL CRUNCH (how to http://exercise.about.com/od/abs/ss/abexercises_8.htm)
9. AB ROLLER
10. PLANK ON ELBOWS AND TOES (how to http://exercise.about.com/od/abs/ss/abexercises_10.htm)
Great information, thanx!!
Thanks a mil
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#2 The Captains chair. I swear this thing was designed during the Spanish Inquisition!
Yeah, and seeing it so high up this list makes me realize I should probably start doing them! :(
though I DO like the NAME of it. Very piratey.
I say the MOST effective exercise you can do for abs is PUT DOWN THE FORK... ;O)
Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right ~ Henry Ford
Michelle Simpson ~2009 Body-for-LIFE Champion 46+ Catagory
I am almost 2 weeks into my BFL challange and seeing great results. I know the book says to only do what is in the book but should I do a little extra.
I do one ab exercise as a warm-up on my cardio days in addition to the exercises we do on LBWO. It doesn't fatigue them, just helps reminds me they are there. "Waking the muscles up" remind me to stand tall and keep abs contracted throughout my cardio. A big thing for me as I usually slouch which results in pushing out my stomach. I'm already seeing results in my upper abs in the past two weeks.
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