For years, men and women have been searching for that ideal abdominal training routine that will give them a perfect six-pack. It’s relatively easy for me to sculpt my upper and lower body, but when it comes to really toning up my middle, it takes a little more than just crunches three times a week. It takes dedication and hard work!
If you have been working out for a while, chances are you already have a good bit of ab strength. Now it’s just a matter of getting rid of that stubborn layer of fat covering them up. Diet is so important. It takes a lot of will power to grab an apple instead of a Krispy Kreme doughnut (yum!). But stick with it, and find those small milestones to keep you going.
Check out these basic core exercises in the video above that are easy to do and require no equipment. Each one will target a different part of your midsection. I want you to focus on the quality of each exercise and the point of peak contraction. Hold the peak contraction for a full one to two seconds and don’t forget to breathe. Try these exercises three times a week.
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