Some Fitness Ab Workout Facts
The success in getting or even developing perfect abs really depends on your ability to combine a good healthy diet with a fitness ab workout. Most people do either one or the other, but when combined, the results are a lot faster.
People who follow a strict workout routine exercise daily and are careful about their diet. If asked, they will tell you that their daily dietary intake contains lots of proteins, carbohydrates, plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, water and little or no fat. They tend to use Olive oil instead of ordinary fats and they always try avoiding saturated fats altogether.
There is no reason why you should join a gym in order to exercise. You can stay at home and do these simple yet powerful exercises in the comfort of your home. Obviously, you must always remember to relax the rest of your body whilst concentrating the workout on the appropriate group of muscles. Remember if it starts hurting and really uncomfortable, you should STOP. Results will not come overnight and you may ache in the early days, but with patience and determination, there is no reason why you should not notice the benefits of working out.
If you want target a specific area, you should concentrate on doing exercises for that part of the body. For example, if you want a flat stomach, then you should do exercises designed to work the lower abs and do these regularly. Here is a good exercise that will work for both your upper and lower abs, and is the 'Full Reverse Crunch'.
The exercise goes like this -
1. Lie on your back.
2. Extend your legs up toward the ceiling.
3. At the same time, press your heels toward the ceiling. You should be creating a "u" shape with your torso.
4. Lower your body down.
5. Repeat this exercise for a minimum of 10 reps and maximum of 16.