Great Fitness Workouts for Abs and Legs

Great Fitness Workouts for Abs and Legs
Written by Juliet Walmsley

Many people have difficulty with sculpting their abs. Almost everyone knows how to do a sit-up and it is a common exercise for a reason. The reason is that it is really easy to do and doesn’t really give you the best possible Abs workout possible. Here is a professional Abs routine that really gives you the Abs you have always wanted.

The best exercise is to hang from a high bar and grab it with your hands. Dangle yourself from the bar above your head so that your feet are above the ground. Then use your Abs, not your legs to try and lift your legs up to your stomach. You will feel the tension immediately in your Abs. You want to make sure that you look straight ahead and not down. Also, keep your back straight so that you don’t gain momentum and swing your body. You want to isolate your Abs and use your Abs muscles to bring your legs up. Do one set and see how many you can do. Try and duplicate this same amount for 3 or 4 sets and do this routine for 3 times a week and you will see immediate improvement.

If you want to do a sit-up

I suggest using a bench that can be put on an angle so that you are lying down on a vertical angle, forcing your abs to do more work. If you want to do a leg exercise, the best routine I have come across is called the Farmers Walk. Basically, the Farmers Walk requires you to hold in each hand a dumbbell that is slightly less than average weight to hold in your hands. You should use a weight that is heavy but not heavy enough to cause pain when holding the weights for several seconds at a time.

In order to do a Farmer’s Walk, you bend your front knee and put it on a 90 degree angle with your body. While you take one step forward with your right leg, keep your left leg backward and dip it down towards the ground so that it is very low on a 180 degree angle with the ground but make sure that it doesn’t touch the floor. When doing this exercise, make sure that you have enough room in front of you to walk about 10 steps. Alternate one foot after the other and you will feel the muscles in your calves and legs work right away. The recommended amount is three sets per routine for 2-3 times a week. Using these routines for 2 to 3 weeks and you will see a difference right away.

About the author

Juliet Walmsley

Juliet is a Michigan University graduate of 2003 and a former lead fashion design manager for Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger. Between writing on her blog, Juliet and Co, she loves shopping, chocolate sprinkles and walking on sunny beaches.

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