About Abs

The “abs”, formally called the rectus abdominus, is located on the front portion of the torso between the chest and the waistline. It’s primarily responsible for the flexion of the lumbar portion of the back.

Both men and women often desire to have a ripped abdominal region especially in time for the summer where they can show off that “six pack” at the pool or the beach. A well defined rectus abdominus, also known as a “washboard”, is the center piece for a muscular physique. A ripped stomach can make most people look like they are in great shape.

Terry Crews: Expendables Workout Plan

Being a former NFL player, Terry Crews is no newbie to the gym. You don’t get this from taking it easy and lifting light. There’s no doubt we can all learn a little something from Terry’s routine. Monday: Shoulder/Arms/Abs/Cardio Superset Upright Barbell Row – 1 set of 6 reps Power Clean & Jerk – 1 set […]

Leg Raises

Leg raises are often thought of as the best way to work out the lower portion of the stomach region with the hopes that this exercise will reduce the stomach fat. Unfortunately, this is a misconception. There are no spot reduction methods. However, leg raises are still challenging and target numerous muscles in the core […]

Side Bends

Side bends are designed to target the oblique muscles, more commonly referred to as the “love handles”. Side bends can be performed with various exercise equipment like cables or dumbbells. Additionally, hands can be hanging down or raised upward over the head holding onto the weight. Anatomy The oblique muscles are located on the outside […]

V-ups

V-ups are a challenging exercise that combines the best of crunches and leg raises. Individuals appear to be folding themselves in half when performing this exercise. V-ups is widely considered an intermediate exercise that provides a great workout for the rectus abdominus and other muscles of the core region. Anatomy The V-ups directly target the […]

Ab Crunches

The crunch is the most basic abdominal exercise that an individual can perform. This exercise targets the rectus abdominus, more commonly referred to as the “abs” or the “six pack”. Many people desire to have that ripped stomach and the crunch is one exercise that may be used to accomplish that goal. Anatomy The rectus […]