Abdominal exercises are one of the most sought after strength training exercises. The abs are part of your core muscles and keeping these strong are important to minimize injuries.
Everyone is looking for ways to get the ultimate six pack abs by searching for the most effective and best ab exercises.
Here on this site you will find several ab exercises with instructions and a free fitness video demonstration for each stomach exercise to ensure you are doing them correctly. You want to do these exercises properly in order to help strengthen your core and support your body.
All the videos are grouped into three different categories. The first, abdominal crunches, will work primarily the rectus abdominis muscle. The next group are the oblique exercises. As the name suggests, these will primarily target your oblique (or side) abdominal muscles. The last group are the transverse abdominal videos. As you have already figured out, these will work the deep abdominal muscle known as the transversus abdominis.
Each group is a series of six different exercises complete with instructions and videos. You can start each group at the beginning, or select a specific stomach exercise by clicking on the links.
In the abdominal crunches video series you will find the traditional crunch as well as many variations of crunches.
To start this series from the beginning, go the the abdominal crunches page. If you want to go directly to a specific stomach exercise, use the links below. These are listed in the order of the video series.
While the primary mover for these exercises are the rectus abdominis, also known as the six pack, you will also be engaging other muscles while doing these workouts. Many of these also engage the obliques, transverse abdominals and back muscles.
In this abdominal exercises series you will be doing a lot of twisting and turning. It is this twisting motion that really works the oblique muscles. You will also be toning your six pack and transverse abdominals with this series of videos.
To start these stomach exercises from the beginning, go to the oblique exercises page. You can also go directly to an exercise by using the links below.
The last of the abdominal workout video series will strengthen your transverse abdominals. This is the deep muscle that is your anatomical girdle. Keeping this muscle strong will help minimize injuries from heavy lifting. In this group of videos, a couple demonstrate more than one stomach exercise.
To start from the beginning, go to the Transverse Abdominal Exercises page.To go directly to one of the videos, use the links below.
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