Home Stomach Workouts For Shredded Abs
Most people have a gym membership even if they don’t use it and when working on your abs there are so many ways you can use special gym equipment. You can choose from cables, a captain’s chair, sit up benches or chin up bars with arm straps.
Well it turns out that you don’t need anything other than the floor and gravity to get a great ab blasting workout.
After reading this page, you’ll have no excuse that you don’t have money to work out or the time to train at home or in the office 🙂
You should know by now that abs don’t just come from blood, sweat and tears. They also come from eating healthy food like lean meats and vegetables. For some of us, eating vegetables will be where the tears come in.
Follow the diet and exercise program below and youll be well on your way to developing a solid six pack all from the ocmfort of your own home.
The Ab Diet Plan
It’s important to eat in such a way that you feel satisfied without stuffing your face and getting fat. You also want to eat food that will facilitate future muscle growth and provide energy for your workouts.
Eat lots of healthy protein throughout the day as this is the key to building muscle and burning fat by increasing your metabolism. Even at breakfast you should be eating some type of protein to give you that feeling of being full from the start of the day.
Good proteins to eat include eggs, fish, lean chicken and yoghurt.
Staying hydrated is another important part of any healthy eating plan.
While I don’t subscribe to the “8 glasses of water a day” club, it’s still important to take in sufficient liquids everyday especially if you’re following a workout program that will have you sweating and breathing heavily.
As far as meal frequency goes, this one is really up to you. Some people prefer to eat several smaller meals throughout the day and others prefer to eat larger meals less often.
Some people even eat one massive meal at night and snack on nuts and fruit throughout the day. This is actually the basis of The Warrior Diet but that’s beyond the scope of this discussion.
As far as your home ab workout goes, you’ll be combining different types of exercises to target the different zones that make up the complex mid section.
The Home Stomach Workouts Program
Lie down on the floor and keep your hands at your sides for stability. Keep your legs together and lift them off the floor so that they form a 90 degree angle at the knees and your body makes a “Z” shape.
From this position, use the lower abdominal muscles and pull your hips toward your chest in a small movement. This should lift your butt off the ground. Don’t point your toes directly up to the ceiling as your contract your abs.
Repeat this for about 20 repetitions and do a total of 2-3 sets.
Seated Leg Tuck
Find a stable bench or table edge if you don’t have one and sit on the edge of it. Lean back and keep your body straight so that your feet are off the ground and you are at a 45 degree angle to the ground.
This is the starting position. From here, you will simultaneously move your upper torso forwards as you bend your legs at the knees and bring them to your chest until your body forms a “V” shape.
Return to the starting position to complete one rep. Do 20 reps per set and a total of 2-3 sets.
Jack Knife Sit Up
Lie flat on your back with your body in a straight line. Put your arms straight behind you as if you were doing the backstroke.
From this starting position, in one fluid motion, bring your straight arms and legs up to the ceiling and make them touch at the end of the movement. Hold this position for 2 seconds and return to the starting position.
Do 12-15 repetitions for a total of 2-3 sets.
Exercise Ball Pull In
Get hold of a stability ball and get into a push up position with your shins on the ball. From this position, pull your knees towards your chest while keeping your feet on the ball.
Hold this contracted position for 2 seconds before returning the starting position. Do 12-15 repetitions and a total of 2-3 sets.
This concludes the best stomach workouts available that can be done in the comfort of your own home. Now’s as good a time as any to get started!