If you are ready to take the appearance of your abs to the NEXT LEVEL – – we’ve got 4 exercises that you need to add to add to at least one of your ab workouts!
Bodyweight ab exercises are excellent for core strength and stability. Plus, if you are doing them “circuit style,” they also provide some additional cardio burn.
By all means .. keep doing bodyweight ab workouts!
But if you want those eye-catching .. 3D .. blocky .. popping .. kind of abs — you can’t ONLY do bodyweight ab exercises like sit-ups and russian twists!
You’ve gotta throw in some weighted movements.
Adding weights to certain ab exercises can make a significant difference because your abs are like any other muscle in your body – they need progressive overload if you want them to GROW (i.e., pop)
Today we are taking you through a Weighted Six-Pack Workout that consists of four of our favorite weighted ab movements!
We are also showing you some modifications that are easier if you find any of the movements too difficult! As you progress, you can always work your way up to the more advanced/weighted version!
Before you get started – make sure you watch THE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO BELOW!
Form is crucial with ab training; otherwise, you could hurt your back and/or recruit other muscles and not fully activate your core!
WEIGHTED SIX-PACK AB WORKOUT
What To Do:
- 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions of each exercise. Rest as much as you need between sets to properly recover. Approx 60-90 seconds.
- Pick a weight that is challenging while still being able to use proper form!
- Do this weighted workout at least once a week in addition to any bodyweight ab training that you already do. ** If you need any ideas for bodyweight ab workouts, we have thousands to choose from HERE.
- DB Leg Raises (Power Tower for beginners)
- BB Sit-ups (No BB for beginners)
- Cable Side Ab Pulldowns
- DB Side Plank Hip Dips (No DB for beginners)
Throw in these weighted movements at least 1x a week for at least a month, and we know that you WILL see better results than from doing bodyweight ab exercises alone!
ONE LAST PIECE OF ADVICE…..
This workout alone (or any workout for that matter) — WILL NOT GIVE YOU 3-D SHREDDED ABS!!
You can train abs every day, even with weighted movements like the ones we showed you today — but if you have excess belly fat covering your stomach, your ab muscles will NOT show!!
You can not train your abs to get rid of belly fat!!!
To get rid of the fat that covers your abs, you have to focus on consistent full body resistance training and most likely being in a calorie deficit.
The best way to do that is to – know your body type – so you can eat and exercise in a way that is best for your genetics!
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