For many of us the summer is just around the corner, which means we’ll obviously want to be in the best physical shape we can possibly be in. Every single summer people from all over the world flock to gyms and health clubs in order to improve their bodies in an attempt to achieve that elusive “beach body” look that so many people strive for. As far as a lean, muscular, and aesthetically pleasing physique is concerned, many people agree that a set of washboard abs is the absolute pinnacle of physical perfection.
Six packs are synonymous with fantastic looking bodies as they’re so hard to achieve and they look pretty great on us as well. The problem with achieving a fantastic looking six pack is the fact that actually building yourself one is considered so difficult. There are not that many detailed ab workout routines out there, and depending on who you talk to, you’ll probably be told something different every time.
People think that you need to do around 1000 sit-ups a day to build your abs, when in actual fact, 3 exercises consisting of around 3 sets of 20 – 30 reps is more than sufficient enough.
Another common myth is that people think by simply training their abs that they can still get a six pack, even if they’re carrying large amounts of body fat. For the abs to become visible, your body fat needs to be around 12% or lower, so now that that’s cleared up, let’s take a look at a routine that is guaranteed to sculpt your abs in just three weeks.
Crunches – Stomach crunches are great for really hitting the upper and middle abdominals, which is why they’re included in this workout. Here’s a look at how they’re performed.
– Start off by laying down on your back, with your knees bent and your feet placed flat on the ground, hip-width apart from one another.
– Next, cross your hands across your chest and slowly curl your body upwards towards your knees until your shoulders are around two or three inches off the ground.
– Hold this position for a second or two and then slowly lower your shoulders back down to the starting position.
– Repeat this process for a further 3 sets of 15 – 20 reps.
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