Friday, February 13, 2009

10 Best Ab Exercises...that don't include crunches!

If you haven't already taken advantage of Craig Ballantyne's "Ballantyne's Day" Special, you only have until 10:00 PM EST tonight.

I rarely have members and clients perform crunches anymore. Instead, I use one of the many crunch-less ab exercises I learned from CB's Turbulence Training workouts.

Last year, I even heard Jillian Michaels, one of the trainers on The Biggest Loser, recommend Turbulence Training to a caller on her radio show who wanted a 6-pack.

Anyway, here are Craig's 10 best ab exercises (along with his comments) that you can do without cables, ab crunches, or sit-ups:

1. Plank with your arms on the Ball (30% more effective than plain ol' planks, according to Men's Health magazine)

2. Ball Rollouts (probably my favorite ball ab exercise)

3. Hanging Knee Raises (classic exercise that most folks do wrong...but if done right, will work your abs safely and effectively)

4. DB Renegade Row (this is the biggest surprise on the list...but it works your lower obliques incredibly hard)

5. Ball Jackknife (always a tough one for beginners to get the hang of...but when they do, they get a lot of six pack ab benefits)

6. Ball Jackknife Rotation (a tougher version of the jackknife)

7. Ball Jackknife-Pushup Combo

8. X-Body Mountain Climber (one of my simple yet so effective)

9. X-Body Mountain Climber with Hands on Ball

10. X-Body Mountain Climber with Feet on Ball (an even more effective version of the regular X-Body mountain climber)

Don't waste you time doing hundreds of crunches. You'll work your abs far more effectively with the Turbulence Training system.

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