One of the best ways of dropping fat and finally revealing those six pack abs is to perform high intensity superset workouts. The following is a ab-specific workout designed by Craig Ballantyne, creater of Turbulence Training.
This is a simple 6 minute ab workout to performed at the end of your regular strength training routine. Perform each superset 2 times. For the first one, start out with 20 seconds of side plank on each side.
Limite the time it takes you to switch sides so that you keep your rest periods short. Move onto stability ball rollouts for 5 repetitions. Make sure to keep your back straight at all times.
Rest 30 seconds, and repeat the superset. Then, rest 30 seconds and move onto the second set of supersets which involve bird dogs and X-body mountain climber.
For the bird dog, kneel with your hands on the ground. Raise your opposite right arm up in front of you and left leg straight behind you. Hold this position for 3 seconds and bring your arms and legs back to starting position.
Repeat with your left arm and right leg. Perform 6 repetitions on each side, the move on to the X-body mountain climber. From the push up position, bring your knee across your body to the opposive elbow.
Bring it back to starting position and repeat with the other leg. Rest 30 seconds, and repeat the workout again.
You can follow up this workout with a high intensity cardio workout. Choose from either a turbulence training interval workout, bodyweight cardio, or bodyweight interval workout.
If you follow basic Turbulence Training nutritional guidelines, you should see results very shortly. Other ideas are to simply add another set of abdominal movements to the mix.
Superset workouts are by far the easiest way to organize workouts that allow you to put on lean muscle mass and burn lots of fat. The following are some of my best articles about superset workouts:
For some great superset workouts, check out the following programs:
- Gladiator Body Workout (Combination Bodyweight and Dumbbell Program)
- Workout Without Weights (Bodyweight-Only Manual featuring Unique Intensity Techniques)