Want the best home ab workout? Then you need to stop doing crunches and situps. Craig Ballantyne just contributed a great article where he focuses on exactly WHY you need to avoid crunches.
But there is another, bigger message here. You see, most people doing lots of abdominal workouts are just going through the motions. They think that doing hundreds of reps are going to “burn” the fat off their stomach.
The only thing that can “burn” the fat off is to perform high intensity interval training, boost your metabolic rate through muscle building and circuit workouts, and tighten up on your diet.
That’s the three-prong formula.
But to really make your abs POP, you need to perform movements that stabilize your abdominals. You need some hard movements, not easy, high rep movements like crunches.
Here’s a sample of what I’m talking about:
As you can see, there are two key aspects to Craig’s ab workouts:
#1 – Focus on Stability and Technique
The first principle of an effective abdominal workout is to focus on stability and technique. That’s why Craig does lots of movements on the Stability Ball. It’s literally his secret weapon.
He also focuses on primarily bodyweight movements. Craig actually doesn’t like all those fancy gizmos that promise six pack abs. Those gizmos don’t work and you just end up wasting your cash.
One of the main reasons why these gizmos don’t work is that they don’t allow your body to work HARD. The movements that you choose must be challenging to you, or else you will not see results.
#2 – Keep Things Moving
The second aspect of his abdominal workout is that he keeps things moving quickly. Craig does 2 or more ab movements in a row, with no rest in between each set. This is known as a circuit.
You will rest after each circuit, then perform the entire circuit again. This method keeps your heart rate up. So you’re getting both an abdominal and a cardio workout at the same time.
One other thing that you will notice with Craig Ballantyne’s workouts is that he also incorporates a lot of basic movements with greater stress on your abs. Movements such as Chinups and Pushups actually do a great job of engaging your abdominals.
He also has some great movements such as the Renegade Row, which is a movement that trains your chest, back, and abs at the same time. Here is a sample full body workout for abs:
If you’re looking for some great abdominal routines or intense home fitness workouts, then I suggest you check out the Turbulence Training Members Section. The creator of Turbulence Training, Craig Ballantyne, comes out with 1-2 intense workouts per month. You may find the perfect routine for you in this members section. Right now, you can actually get all of his workouts for a low price of $19.95! Click here to learn more.
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