Question #3 “How do I get Great Abs?” (16.2% of questions)
Increasing your cardio workouts length & intensity while adding a targeted workout campaign, with a preference to a weight-training regime that also emphasizes your abdominal muscles, will help to define the midsection. Just standing while using weights or using weight machines forces the body to adjust to the physical balance using the core muscles for stabilization, primarily involving the abs. To facilitate this process, actively concentrate on contracting your abs during the weight training exercises that you perform with both free weights & machines.
The Bottom Line:
Adding Abdominal Exercises To Your Weight Training:
2) For 2-3 weeks, spend the last 5 minutes of your weight lifting routine on the floor or bench alternating between crunches & leg lifts. Build up to 10 minutes, 4 times per week. Add in obliques (crunch with a twist) & hanging knee raises for variety on different workouts.
3) After from 6 - 8 weeks of this intense abs work, retreat back to 5 minutes, 3 times per week for at least the next 2-3 weeks.
4) By now substitute abs machines (and be sure to add back workouts) in your workouts for variety.
5) For proper recovery from this or other intense routine, be sure to slow down for at least 2 -3 weeks before starting the routine again.