Sit-ups, Sit-ups, Sit-ups, Crunches, crunches , crunches, you really can’t get away from it. All other exercises that targets the abdominal muscles, entails some form of sit-up movement. But the old sit-up has many variations that make it fun and even enhance the work out for your abs. Remember you won’t get anywhere building up your abdominal muscles if you don’t balance your routine with proper eating, sleeping, attitude, and exercises that target your other body parts.
One of my favorite exercises to build up my abs is to use the Medicine Ball. Hold a medicine ball while in a crunch position. Have a partner hold your feet and on your way up throw him the ball, on your way down he will throw it back, repeat the required reps. Now what’s even more fun and you’ll get better results is to use the Absolo Abdominal Fitness Machine. This makes your abdominal workout fun and you get fast results. Now you are ready for the beach. With this machine you won’t need a partner to help you. Just climb on and start having fun while you are building up your abs. It mimics the same exercise with the medicine ball with added extra support. And With all the fun you are having, you’ll forget that you are exercising and really get a good work out every time.
You can replace your sit ups with this exercise that’s targets your gut. Valeo Dual Ab Wheel
The Dual abdominal wheel is a great addition to any abdominal routine. The wheel not only targets your abs, but tones your shoulders, arms, and back. Prepare to be sore.
Roman Hyper Extension Bench is another favorite of mine and allows you to strengthen your abdominal muscles. Because you are off of the floor and supported by a sturdy bench, the workout allows you to hyperextend your abdominal muscles giving more of a workout on your muscles.
Using an Exercise fitness Ball is another great way to prepare your abs for the beach. Support your back with the ball, position your legs and torso parallel to the floor. Contract your abs and hold for several seconds. The ball is also great for stretching before your main work-out.
Side Bends – Begin standing with your feet shoulder width apart and hold a weight in each hand. Then alternating each side, lower the weight below your knees and complete the required amount of reps.
Crunches with a weight plate or medicine ball: While holding a weight plate or medicine ball do a crunch and hold at the upper most position for several seconds.
Bicycle Crunch Exercise is an excellent workout for your abs. While lying down on your back, peddle your feet like a bicycle while bringing the left elbow to the right knee and right elbow to the left knee.
Leg Lifts- lying flat on your back lift your legs up and down slowly feeling the resistance.
The Bean The Ultimate Exerciser Abs&Core As Seen on TV!
Is an inflatable chair that is easy to use , great for beginners and physical recovery. The Bean shape puts you in the perfect position for almost any exercise. It acts like the exercise fitness ball. You will experience less back pain. The external oblique’s, the upper abdominals, the lower abdominals, are all working much harder when you sit in the correct positions in the chair.
It has been proven that EMS belts stimulates your core muscles, giving you an effortless abdominal workout. This is a really quick way to tone up your abs, especially if you have a busy schedule. Great for those stuck in an office all day.