People listen, if you have ever felt bad about how your stomach looks or how you ABS isn’t as well defined as it should be; don’t worry. If you really consider how our body are supposed to be, toning this area can be incredibly difficult and would require a lot of time and effort to create. Not only is the stomach supposed to carry fat, it takes really intense muscle building to carve your ABS. Even people that are naturally slim have a hard time making abs appear. There are a lot of different exercises you can do that can help tone your abdominal muscle and scalp your ABS. The age old crunches aren’t doing the trick anymore. So, why not consider using different tools that can help create those well-defined muscles? Try out these amazing ABS sculpting tools and exercises you can do with each.
Sit Up Bench
One of the best tools to use to amp up your regular crunches and tone your abdominal muscle is a sit up bench. Most gyms have this equipment and doesn’t require that much expertise to use. You can use it straight, though it is best to add an incline to make the workout more beneficial. The tension of the incline can work out your muscles more and add more resistance to the workout. Meaning your workout more muscle. Start by placing your legs in the pads and slowly lift your toes up to make sure you do not slip from the sit up bench. Engage your core and place your hands on your chest. Slowly lay on your back and lift yourself with the help of your back muscle and core. If you are not strong enough to do this move, you will experience a lot of strain on your neck and back. If this happens, try to lower the incline or opt for basic crunches first.
Ab wheels are great for toning the core area. There has been a lot of tools that promises you better abs, one product that has surely shown results is the ab wheel. It is incredibly cheap and easy to store. This tool can be difficult if you do not have a lot of upper body strength. So, consider that before purchasing one. Start on your knees and place your hands firmly on the ab wheel. Place it in the middle near your body. Extend your hips, not your arms. One you have extended your hips and your arm is horizontal to the ground; extend your arms forward. The tension should be in your lower abdominal muscle not your arm. Now, crunch your abdomen to roll your body back to the starting position. Do not try to push yourself up, this makes you prone to slipping and landing on your face. Repeat these steps for 15 repetitions for 3 sets.
Pull Up Bar
Pull up bars are known to improve the upper body, but mostly the arms. However, this amazing tool is one of the best abdominal sculpting machines. You can place pull up bars in your home, use one in the gym or even use the local monkey bars. Get those six pack ABS by holding on to the bar. Make sure that your hands are shoulder width apart. For beginners, start lifting the one leg up. Keep it straight and lower it, raising the other leg. Continue this for 12 to 15 reps for each leg for 3 sets. For those who are more experienced. Start by bending both of your legs and slightly leaning back. Your back should be parallel to the ground and your knees near your chest. This is considered one rep. Lower your body and go back to the original position. Repeat this for 10 to 12 repetitions for 2 sets.
You can find a roman chair in your local gym. This item can be a bit bulky and expensive when bough for home use. There are a lot of ab toning exercises you can do in a roman chair. One of the most widely used one is a curl up. Place your hands on the pad and grasp the bars firmly. Lay your back on the back rest. Start by curling your legs towards your abdominal. Repeat this for about 20 repetitions for 3 sets. Another ab exercise is the floating leg kicks. Lift your both of your legs and place them forward. They should be parallel to the ground. Start the exercise by doing small kicks with both of your legs. If you feel too tired lower your legs. Repeat this for 15 counts.
You don’t have to have all of these tools to sculpt your ABS. These are just here to help you get more to your workout than your common crunches. You can still sculpt your ABS without these tools. Simply putting in the work, eating healthy and using the right exercises can help give you that well-toned abdomen. If you feel bored about your ab routine or want to speed up the progress a little, try out one of these tools and share with us your result.