The Only Do-Anywhere, 3-Move Abs Workout You'll Ever Need
The great quest for abs might seem never ending, but there are ways to achieve results in an epically easy way. A tighter, more toned tummy can be gained anywhere — even from the comfort of your own home! Whether you are at home in the gym or in the office, there's no reason you can't find some floor space to sculpt your stomach. You only need to use three abdominal exercises for a full core workout. These moves require zero equipment.
Many people make the mistake of doing endless repetitions of crazy ab routines trying to get the perfect midsection. We asked Sarah Chadwell, NASM-CPT, why people's crazy routines don't really work. Chadwell said, "Your abs routine does not have to be thousands of crunches and sit-ups, and it doesn't even have to be all that time consuming. You just need to use moves that work your core comprehensively, meaning they work your upper and lower abdominals and the deep internal muscles that work like an internal girdle to keep your tummy from pooching out. A poor diet is usually the number one reason people can't actually see the fruits of their labor."
How often you should work your abs is a highly debated topic in the world of fitness. Chadwell attested, "You could technically exercise your abs every day. You already give your core a daily workout since it's responsible for so many functional movements including body stabilization and rotation. But, it's really not necessary."
Shoot for three to four days per week. Using this simple ab regimen that you can do anywhere, you will notice that you have a tighter, more toned midsection in just weeks. According to Chadwell, each three-move abs circuit should look like this: try to hold the planks for about a minute each workout, do up to 25 reps of the double crunch, and hold the vacuum for a half minute. Make your abs day simple and effective, and go with these three easy moves to see results.