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Abdominal Carving Workout
By Scott Tousignant
www.FatLossAdvantage.com

 

Carving out a set of eye popping six pack abs is an art form. You need to pay attention to the finer details in order to create that polished look. Performing a variety of exercises that place emphasis on the lower abs, upper abs, obliques, and transverse abdominals is key to sculpting a sexy midsection.

The following abs workout includes two supersets that will do just this.



A1: Hanging Knee Raises - 15 reps
A2: Stability Ball Sit-ups - 15 reps
Rest for 60 seconds and repeat two more times

B1: 1 Dumbbell Twist - 15 reps
B2: Stability Ball Plank - hold for 45-60 seconds
Rest for 60 seconds and repeat two more times

Hanging Knee/Leg Raises place more emphasis on the lower abdominals. Curling your pelvis up and inward at the top part of the movement is what makes this exercise effective for emphasizing the lower abs.

If you are simply raising your knees or legs up and down you will be placing more emphasis on your iliopsoas muscles and significantly reducing the emphasis on the lower abs. You may have noticed in the video that the last couple of reps I performed did not have the same degree of curl with the pelvis. You will notice this happening as your abs fatigue. It’s best to stop the exercise before this occurs.

Stability Ball Sit-Ups place more emphasis on the upper abdominals. I have found that varying your foot position can change the way you “feel” this exercise. If you place your feet closer together you may feel some additional emphasis on your obliques as they stabilize you.

The Dumbbell Twist is a great exercise to work your obliques. There is no need to go heavy with this exercise. For some individuals, going heavy will be detrimental as it will thicken your waist and make your midsection appear bulky.

The plank is a fantastic static movement that ROCKS your entire core! What I love about this exercise is that around the 15-20 second mark I begin to feel all the deep cuts in my abs and obliques. Every muscle becomes nice and tense. This may not be the best exercise for building your abs, but I believe it to be one of the greatest exercises for sculpting some deep cuts.

Typically I will add this superset or a similar abs workout at the end of an upper body training session two times per week. If your abs recover quickly, you may want to add a third session in.

Give this abs workout a try and let us know how it helps you carve out an amazing six pack.

 

About Scott Tousignant

Scott Tousignant Metabolic Masterpiece

Scott Tousignant, BHK, is a Certified Fitness Consultant with a passion for transforming fitness enthusiasts into physique artists. His most recent program, Metabolic Masterpiece guides you through the process of sculpting your body into a work of art, by applying what Scott has coined, "The A.T.T.R.A.C.T. Formula. His detailed approach and variety of workouts makes fitness challenging, fun and effective!

Learn more from Scott at:
www.MetabolicMasterpiece.com

 

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