View Full Version : Good Solid ab workout
01-29-2003, 05:23 PM
I'm signing in using my husbands name. Looking for some good ab workouts using a medicine-ball, weights, nothing. All sugggestions appreciated. Whatz worked for you? How often, sets, weighted, etc
01-30-2003, 11:25 AM
I've just started going to the gym last week and for ab workouts i have been doing crunches with the "floor cruntcher" (not sure what it's called). For me it works. I do m-f workouts and I finish off each workout with 20 cruntches front, and 20 to each side. Then a rest and 20 more each. It burns. This week I have graduated to 30 each.
Hope this helps.
02-02-2003, 03:26 AM
I just found an awesome ab workout:
PHASE A (3 weeks)
Monday & Thursday (Rectus Abdominus)
30-degree partial sit-ups. 3 sets of 15 reps (No Rest)
Hanging Leg raises. 3 sets of 15 (No Rest).
Swiss ball crunches. 3 sets of 15 reps (No Rest)
Swiss ball reverse crunches. 3 sets of 15 reps
(1 minute rest)
Tuesday and Friday (Obliques,Intercostals and Serratis)
Swiss ball side bends. 3x15 (NO Rest).
Russian Twists. 3x15 reps.
Twisting crunches on swiss ball. 3x15 reps
One arm hand pulley crunches 3x15 reps.
(1 minute rest).
PHASE B (3 weeks)
Perform the same exercises as above and in the same manner but do 4x10 reps.
PHASE C (3 weeks).
Perform the same exercise as above and in the same manner but do 5x 5 reps.
Apparently the theory behind using the swiss ball is that because you can move backwards by 20 degrees also, this gives a better outcome. Whereas when lying on the floor or on a flat surface to do the crunches it is not the same range of motion.
02-02-2003, 03:29 AM
To treat your ab muscles like you do when working all other parts of the body. In other words no more than 15 reps in a set and if this get's too easy then start to use a weight such as a disk or x2 dumbells. Senseless doing so many reps when you can apparently achieve the same results in less time but with a bit of weight for resistance.