When looking to train your abs and shape them into a nice looking v-shaped six-pack, men and women alike can use similar workout routines to get the job done. Many times women seem scared to pick up any weights to help reach their fitness goals because they think it may make them look to big and bulky. That’s just simply not true unless you train yourself to get that way.
Men and women both should use workouts like the deadlift and squat that require the lifting of weights to speed up their metabolism and burn belly fat. There are also a number of great ab workouts for men and women to use that specifically work on strengthening the core section. Here are four ab workouts that I suggest you plug into your workout routine next time you go to the gym.
The first ab workout that will make your abs feel the burn is called the mountain climber. This exercise doesn’t require the use of any weights but you can always add ankle weights to make it more difficult.
To perform a mountain climber, set your self on the floor in the push-up position. The move will just consist of you shuffling your knees up towards your arms back and fourth as though you were climbing a mountain but staying in place.
The second ab workout is the renegade dumbbell rows. This ab workout is started in the same as the last, the push-up position, only this time you will be holding dumbbells in your hands and supporting yourself up on the dumbbells. Then the move consists of you rowing one dumbbell up while keeping the rest of your body still. Bring it back down and rotate to the other arm and bring the other dumbbell up.
Get a stability or swiss ball for the third of these ab workouts for men and women. This is a simple move and is just an ab crunch using the swiss ball. Place your self on the ball so your are sitting in a crunch position with your feet flat on the floor and head back. Now just move up in a crunch position. The ball will force you to use more of your abs to balance yourself than a normal floor crunch would.
The last ab workout is the hanging leg raise. Elevate your self off the floor on a chin up bar or anything that you can hang from your arms with off of the floor. Now simply raise your legs up towards your chest with your knees bent. Hold it there for a count then slowly bring it down to the starting position.
These four ab workouts for men and women are sure to make your abs stronger and your core section more stabilized and tone. Keep in mind to use a healthy diet and some high intensity training to burn that belly fat off, otherwise you’ll be left with strong abs that won’t be visible under a thick layer of fat.
Joey Larusa is a fitness enthusiast and health guru who specializes in ab development. Joey invites you to visit his Ab Workouts website to learn more about Ab Workouts For Men and Women and to receive free ab training by signing up for his free 10-day eCourse.