Finally a great video demonstration of the best way to get six pack abs!
In this video Craig Ballantyne, author of Turbulence Training, demonstrates exercises known as “planks”. He explains why doing crunches is a waste of time. I completely agree with Craig…I have done nothing but planks for over 5 years for my abs and they have never looked better!
Note: Craig’s Video is no longer available on YouTube, so I found this video which shows you the exercise I am referring to.
My ab workout mainly consists of doing planks for 5 minutes after my cardio workout. I’ll do 2 minutes of the normal plank…and then 1-2 minutes of the plank on my right side and 1-2 minutes on the left.
The reason this ab workout is so effective is that it is an isometric contraction…you are basically teaching your abs to flex hard when your torso isn’t bent forward. What happens is that you train your abs to remain “partially flexed” without having to crunch forward or bend….this will help your abs “sharpen up” in your normal state of standing or sitting.
Craig Ballantyne has a cutting edge e-book on getting ripped, called Turbulence Training <===Click this link if you want to see what his site is all about. His main focus is losing body fat without cardio. I don’t agree 100% with all of his theories, but his book has enough cutting edge info, that it is easily worth the price.
Getting back to the video…give these exercises a try. Set a timer for 2 minutes and see if you can do that first plank for 2 minutes…it is tougher than you think! Do the recommended exercises 3-4 times a week and as long as you have low body fat, you will have extremely toned six pack abs in no time!
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