Everyone these days wants to know the secret to acquiring that ever so coveted six-pack. A guy with chiseled abs will leave the girls drooling and a girl with sexy, toned abs will have a hoard of men ready to beckon to her every need.
One of the most popular lower ab workouts you can get at the gym is The Captain’s Chair exercise. This piece of equipment has arm rests that you support yourself on and then bring the knees up towards your chest. Your abdominals are contracted as you rise your knees, attempting the rectus abdominus.
If you are a woman looking to get ripped abs what is your motivation. Is it a trim sexy body? Are you trying to improve your overall health? Only you can answer that question but whatever your reasons you need to use these to keep motivated to reach your goal. If you understand what a set of strong abs will do for you and you know why you want them it is much easier to stick with your healthy diet and exercise routine.
High intensity interval training (HIIT). This form of exercise is not used by many. This means that any form of training you do is combined with short periods of increased intensity. When you jog, slot in a 15-second run following every two minutes of slow running. While you bike ride, pedal as fast as you can for 20 seconds, and bring down the speed for two minutes before repeating.
Strength training is among one the most valuable forms of exercise for women. Rather than causing big bulky muscles, strength training produces changes in body composition that women find favourable – such as decreased fat, tighter muscles, and increased strength, without having to restrict calories.
The only way to achieve a six-pack is to reduce your total amount of body fat by burning more calories than you consume. Doing sit-up after sit-up will only condition the abs under all the fat. It will not “work the fat off” as many like to believe it will.