Thursday, February 4, 2021

Power Up Your Ab Workouts With Reverse Crunches :

Power Up Your Ab Workouts With Reverse Crunches
If you are getting bored with the crunches and all the other usual ab workouts, there is a big possibility that your body have adapted to the same ab workouts that you have been doing. You should further challenge yourself by add more resistance to your exercises with equipment like resistance bands and weights. Let's take a look at how you can use them to bring your muscles to the next level.

Firstly, you can use resistance bands with reverse crunches to train the lower part of your stomach underneath your pooch. Anchor the exercise band securely. Perform ten repetitions with perfect form. Move three seconds in both directions.

1 - Lie on your back with your knees bent and the resistance bands anchored to your ankles. Keep your arms to your side.
2 - Raise your knees towards your chest until your hips leave the floor.

As your abs get stronger, add more resistance by doubling up on the band. As you add more resistance, work your way back up to ten repetitions. Be sure to lift your legs off the floor at the end of each repetition so that your legs are not doing the work that your abs is supposed to do.

Secondly, you can do reverse crunches with weights that are of similar concepts as well. It can tone the muscles if your lower your pooch. Since gravity and stability are involved, you will be training other balancing muscles in your abs as well.

1 - Lie on your back with your knees bent and ankle weights resting on the top of your ankles. Place your arms to your sides.
2 - Lift your knees towards your chest, using your arms to balance until your hips leave the floor.

Be sure the weights are secured to your legs. Don't try to lift too much too soon or you will strain your upper leg muscles. Since you are using weights (instead of resistance bands), there will be a tendency for you to use momentum. You can maintain three seconds in both directions to minimize inertia.

Lastly, momentum is your worst enemy in ab workouts even to the professional bodybuilders. You should always move slowly to prevent injury and to be sure the correct muscles are working.

Do you find it frustrating to achieve your desired body? It doesn't mean that if you train your body harder, you will develop muscles quicker. To summarize, bodybuilding is all about science!

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