31 Jan '11, 7pm

The best approach to six-pack abs isn't daily crunches but a balance of fat-loss exercises and muscle-building workouts!

The best approach to six-pack abs isn't daily crunches but a balance of fat-loss exercises and muscle-building workouts!

"My suggestion is to cycle your ab training, just as you would training for any other muscle group," he says. You can start off by working your abs four or five times a week, focusing primarily on high-rep endurance work with exercises like bicycles, crunches, and vacuums. After 2 to 3 weeks of that, switch to more challenging exercises that don’t allow for as many reps, such as incline reverse crunches, barbell rollouts, and cable crunches. Finally, work your way up to the type of exercises that ­really help build strength and power, such as hanging leg raises, cable woodchoppers, and Swiss-ball weighted crunches. Each segment of training should last 2 to 3 weeks, although the muscle- and strength-building workouts lend themselves more to 3 weeks of 3-days-a-week training.Then, after about a week’s respite from ab training, you can switch back to an endurance program and ...

Full article: http://www.menshealth.com.sg/fitness/daily-ab-workouts-wo...

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