I suggest that if your serious about toning your abs you set up a routine and stay consistent. Also do not just do sit-ups and crunches. This will end up making only a few of your ab muscles stronger while leaving the other ones behind. If you continue to do this you will not get those uniform ripped looking abs.
If you want to, just buy a very basic piece of ab equipment. It will help tremendously.
Why Abdominal Fitness Equipment?
Why not? It is rather inexpensive; it opens up many new abdominal muscle exercises, and can help you obtain your goal much faster and more efficient. Also if you’re not the type to wake up in the morning with a smile on your face because you can’t wait to get up and do ab exercises, (who am I kidding, almost no one is like that) then a simple piece of equipment can motivate you to work out your abs.
How? Well it’s simple… because the more ab workouts that are available to you, the more flexibility you have in your workout. Human beings are curious by nature and this works to your advantage! You want to try new exercises which leads to more excitement in your workout. I suggest if you feel your workout is dull and boring, then mix and match your ab workouts. Overall for $20 or less you can buy some abdominal equipment that can open up well over 10 more exercises to choose from.
Simple Abdominal Fitness Equipment
I recommend the basics for almost everyone, because it is cheap, easy, and efficient. There are three pieces of equipment every person trying to tone their abs should have or have access to. The first is a fitness ball. There are so many fitness ball exercises out there to try. These exercises will shape all of your core abs. This is crucial to achieve those ripped abs you see on tv. It makes working out your abs more fun too and that may be the motivational “push” you need to be on your way to working out.
The next is a medicine ball. It is a very good combo with either the fitness ball or the decline bench. You can perform a few more exercises with those pieces of fitness equipment. It is a great addition to a sit-up workout too because it adds resistance. The next and last piece of simple ab fitness equipment is a ab wheel. You may have seen these before. They are excellent at applying your body weight as resistance to help you with your ab workouts.
While there aren’t as many extra exercises that come with this one, it is the cheapest and provides some of the best ab exercises you can do.
Advance Abdominal Fitness Equipment
I say advance because these ab machines require a slightly bigger investment. These are great if you do not go to a gym. I limited this section because a lot of companies are trying to break into this market. This causes many products to act in the same way. Which means it is pointless to buy two very similar ab machines.
The first is the Fitness Quest Ab Lounge. Fitness Quest has come out with several different types of ab lounges that have many positive reviews. It is a great ab machine to own and requires as much space as two chairs. If done right, provides a great workout.
The second is a decline bench. This is a great piece of equipment because it can be used to workout many parts of your body, not just abs. This is great with sit-ups and crunches because it adds the resistance of gravity to your workout. The decline bench is also a good combo with the medicine ball.
The ab bench is very similar to the decline bench. It is catered to working out your abs. So it does not have very much use working out other muscles. It is mainly used to do different kind of crunches to maximize your ab workout.
Ab Workout Tips
Didn’t think I would leave you without some helpful tips of information did you? Here is a list of helpful ab workout tips. Some of these tips are also very useful for working out other parts of your body. They can also be applied to some Abdominal Fitness Equipment.
This list will grow in time so check back often!
Ab Workout Tip #1
Do you know the basics for getting that six pack?
Ab Workout Tip #2
Are you breathing right when working out?
Ab Workout Tip #3
Are you moving from side to side when doing sit-ups or crunches?