How to Get a Killer Ab Workout At Home Without Any Crunches
Getting killer abs isn't easy, you guys. And sadly it's true that getting some nice abs has a lot do with diet. Some say abs are made in the kitchen, not in the guy. Though we think that's overselling it a bit, there's a lot of truth to that. The part of the truth, however, is that you do need the gym -- or, at least some space at home -- to help you get the abs you want. We found a great piece from Holly Waterfall over at Happy Food Healthy Life that outlines some great ways to stay on track with your ab workout. Here's what her workout looks like:
30 Second Plank (at least! work towards a longer plank)
50 Russian Twists (25 on each side)
30 Side Bends (15 on each side)
30 Scissor Kicks
25 Weighted Sit-Ups
Do each circuit three times with a minute break in between.
Start or end with a cardio session.
"Until just a couple of years ago, I thought that the only way to get a toned mid-section was to do a ton of crunches. Once I was enlightened to the huge variety of exercises you can do to tone your core, I actually looked forward to working my abs, and I’m going to show you just how easy it can be," Holly Waterfall says.
"Ab workouts can actually be fun with all the variety of exercises you can do."
"And let me just tell you right now – those so-called ab machines at the gym do a whole lot of nothing for you. The ones that add a little weight to your crunches. Yeah, not very effective. These 5 exercises I have put together for you are targeted to toning those muscles in your abdominal area."