Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Bodyweight Exercises for Abs & Weight Loss :

Bodyweight Exercises for Abs & Weight Loss

What ab exercise can you do that isn't done lying on the floor?

The exercise is called the Mountain Climber. Now you'll quickly notice that this is not a traditional bodybuilding ab exercise. You don't lie on the floor and crunch or do sit-ups in order to isolate one muscle group. That's always been a downfall of the bodybuilding approach.

Instead, the Mountain Climber is another total-body, efficient and effective exercise that helps you get more total body results in less time.

Stay in a pushup position, at the top, and slowly bring one knee to your chest. Place it back to the start position, and alternate sides. Don't round your back or let your hips move. Keep your abs braced.

Other great, often-neglected total body ab exercises include the chin-up and push-up. That's right, chin-ups can give you 6-pack abs.

I once trained a woman that had never done chinups (it's really a shame that more trainers don't train women to get stronger and master bodyweight exercises).

Regardless, after her first workout of modified chins (she could only do the lowering portion of the exercise, also known in the gym as "eccentrics"), she showed up the next session marvelling at how sore her abs were simply from doing chin-ups. Years of ab work had never woken up her ab muscles like 3 sets of modified chin-ups were able to do. And during the workout, she continued to be amazed at how hard her were working during this upper body exercise.

The truth is, any good efficient and effective compound exercise will work your abs. So you don't have to lie on the floor and bang out hundreds of crunches to get a washboard stomach. Heck, that's not effective at all.

The 3 keys to abs are:

1) Fat loss through fat loss nutrition

2) Fat loss through interval training

3) Ab strength through efficient and effective exercises

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