So let’s jump right in with the top 6 best of the bests starting with number 6. The long arm crunch,
this is one that I talk about all the time, and I highly recommend that you try it with a weight.
The long arm crunch primarily focuses on working the rectus abdominus which is the muscle that most of us refer to as the six-pack.
You can do it without a weight but I recommend taking a moderately heavy weight load and pointing it straight to the ceiling.
I recommend using a heavyweight because another 2009 study published in the journal of physical therapy in sport found that using weights for your abs can greatly increase the stimulation of the rectus abdominus.
Also using weights for your ab exercises allows you to progressively overload your abs just by upping the weight over time which is a necessary factor for any of your muscles to grow.
So back to the long arm crunch you want to crunch up just enough to lift your shoulder blades up off the ground
and then come back down while keeping your arms pointed straight towards the ceiling the whole time.
It won’t take much to feel the burn from this exercise, but this is an exercise that I usually recommend doing a drop set with.
Meaning you would do ten to twenty reps of weighted long arm crunches and then immediately drop the weight
and perform twenty more reps with only your body weight and your hands stacked on top of each other.
If your wondering about the exact number of sets to do this exercise and the other exercises that I’m about to talk about stayed tuned
because at the end i’ll give you an excellent ab workout that includes these top 6 movements.
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