Certainly many people, doctors, and even trainers will have a different answer about just what the best abs exercise is. Of course that answer should vary for each individual who’s looking to train their abs. What I have found is that most people who are looking to gain that sexy, flat six-pack are the one’s who need to first lose the Michelin Tire around their belly. Even if your slim and slender with no definition in your abs, I have a few exercises that will be sure to work.
First, what you must realize is that in order to get your abs showing you must lose the belly fat. If not, you can train and crunch your abs as much as you want but your strong abs will never show underneath all that fat. So plan one is to find the best abs exercise to lose that belly fat.
There are actually a few different exercises you can use to speed up your metabolism so you begin to burn core fat effectively. The best exercises to do this are the squat and deadlift. I know what you are thinking, but even though these aren’t ab specific exercises, they are the exercises that work the biggest muscle groups in your body at the same time. Thus, the squat and deadlift are best suited to spark the fat burning hormones in your body to burn your belly fat faster and more efficiently then any other exercises out there.
Best Abs Exercise #1 The Squat
The squat can be performed in three different variations: barbell back squat, overhead squat, and front squat. All three will work great as far as helping lose weight and strengthening your core section, but the front squat will help most in athletic performance and with much less risk of injury.
The front squat is performed by stepping under the bar and grabbing the bar with your arms crossed and the bar resting on your on the dimple between your shoulders and arms. Keep your elbows up and your arms parallel to the ground to keep the bar from falling.
Once you are in the right holding position you do the squat move by sitting back and moving straight down. Make sure to keep all the weight at your heels and not near your toes. Go down to a spot where your thighs are level and parallel to the ground before you move back up to the starting position.
Best Abs Exercise #2 The Deadlift
To do the deadlift, approach the bar while it is resting on the ground and position yourself just in front of the bar with a shoulder width stance. Then grab the bar overhand and wide enough so that your forearms are touching the outside of your legs.
Once you got a tight grip, make sure to keep your back straight and your eyes focused dead ahead. Now lift up the bar by driving it up with your feet and legs and making sure to keep your back straight and head still ahead. At the top of the lift, use more of your upper body and hips, then lower it switching back to mostly legs while transferring weight from your toes to the heels.