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Abs

ABS EXERCISES

Parallel Bar Leg Raises
  • These aren't as extreme as hanging from a chinup bar but more difficult than regular leg raises.
  • With your elbows and forearm braced on the parallel bars to hold your weight, lift your legs straight up parallel with the floor, then lower them slowly.

Bent-Knee Leg Raises
  • Same as above except with bent knees.

Crunches
  • These are known to be very intense isolating movements for your abs. They equally distribute the stress from the top to the bottom of the adbominal wall. They place secondary emphasis on the intercostals.
  • So, how do you properly do them? While lying on your back, either hold your legs at a 90 degree angle in the air with your lower legs parallel to the floor, or drape them over a bench or piece of furniture.
  • With your fingers interlocked behind your neck, raise your shoulders and back off the floor, force your deltoids toward your legs, and pull your hips upward.
  • Finally, exhale your breath. Hold the contraction for a moment, then slowly lower yourself down again.


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