One Of The Best Exercises For Abs - Isometric Abdominal Stabilizers
This is one of the best exercises for abs that many people don't know about. There is no movement involved. This is a static exercise where you hold a position for as long as you can.
Here's a short video of how to perform isometric ab stabilizers.
- Sit on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.
- Tilt your upper body back until it forms a 60 degree angle with the floor.
- Check your position with a life-size mirror if you can.
- Hold this position for 10 seconds.
- When you can hold 10 seconds easily, gradually increase it to 30, then to 60 seconds.
Things to watch out for:
- Keep your back straight and abs tight to prevent injury.
- If you can't keep your feet on the floor, ask a friend to hold your feet for you while you're doing this exercise. Or tuck your feet under something heavy (like an armchair) to keep them on the floor.
- Your lower leg and your torso should make the same angle with the floor.
- Don't forget to breathe throughout the exercise.
Firm up your abs even more
When you can hold this exercise for 60 seconds relatively easily, don’t just stop there. Make this exercise harder to keep firming up your stomach muscles.
Here are a couple of ways to make it harder:
- You can hold something heavy on your chest. Something like a big dictionary, a potato sack, a dumbbell weight plate, or a kettlebell will do the job.
- Why don’t you give it a twist and do the Russian Twist? See the Recommended Resources below for how to do that.
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