The Most Effective Abs (Abdominal) Control : Abdominal Exercises & Abdominal Workouts


Abdominal (ABS) exercises, from simple to killer, to help you flatten your belly, burn fat naturally and make 6 Pack within 3 months.

We know. The basic abdominal floor crunch is old news at this point, and you want to take core training to the next level. Not a bad choice, considering almost all of our daily tasks require core strength (yes, even sitting at your desk).

According to Tom Holland, exercise physiologist and author of Beat The Gym: Personal Trainer Secrets Without the Personal Trainer Price Tag, the average American spends 56 hours per week sitting, which weakens the core—and that, in turn, makes daily activities tougher. But maintain strong abs, and you’ll help prevent back pain, boost your agility, increase your flexibility, and look good. When most people think “abs,” they think the muffin top that blooms over the top of too-tight pants. But abdominals, a set collectively known as the core, includes the many interconnected muscles that run up the back and stretch down to the butt and the front and inner thighs, says Michele Olson, PhD, professor of physical education and exercise science at Auburn University–Montgomery, Alabama.

Abdominal Hold

This is the sort of move that looks so wonky, you sure hope your roommate doesn’t catch you doing it — unless she also gets to see you look stellar in a bathing suit, in which case she just may pull up a chair.

Do it yourself:

  • Sit tall on the edge of a sturdy chair (or step with four risers) and place your hands on the edge with your fingers pointing toward your knees.
  • Tighten your abs and bring your toes 2 to 4 inches off the floor. Lift your butt off the chair.
  • Hold this position for as long as you can — aim for 5 to 10 seconds.
  • Lower yourself down and repeat.
  • Continue this exercise for 1 minute.

You will know from our series:

  • 1.How to Get Six Pack Abs Fast
  • 2.Six Pack Abs Workout
  • 3.Flat Stomach Exercises
  • 4.Ab Workouts for Women
  • 5.Best Ab Exercises
  • 6.Ab Workout Routine
  • 7.Flat Abs Diet
  • 8.Easy Ab Workouts