Get Toned Abs: The 9 Step Abs Workout

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The 9 Step Abs Workout

Next Level Abs

If you want to get totally toned abs this is a great abdominal routine to help take your abs results to the next level.

The great thing about this abs workout is that it isn’t going to take hours of time, it simply involves 9 steps which target your core muscles from all angles.

Before You Start

Before you start the 9 step abs circuit, I want you to fuel up an hour before your workout. A protein shake with a scoop of Optimum 100% Natural Whey or BSN Syntha-6 can help fuel your muscles throughout the workout. Throw in half a banana and some berries and you’ve got all the right nutrients to push you through an intense workout.

The next thing you’ll want to do is spend 5 minutes warming up before your session. A light jog, some jumping jacks, or a little jump rope will do it. All you want to do is get your muscles warmed up and your blood circulating so you can prevent any injuries from happening.

Ready for this workout?  Let’s go…

The 9 Step Abs Circuit

Perform 1 set of each workout in order, resting for no more than 20 seconds in between. This will ensure that you keep your heart rate up and your fat burning potential at its peak. You’ll also challenge your muscles more throughout.  Try this full circuit from one to three times depending on your fitness level.

1. Ab Crunch on Stability Ball – Grab a large stability or exercise ball, and rest your lower back and buttocks against the ball. Rest your hands behind your head, and engaging your core muscles, lift your chest and shoulder up as you feel the crunch. Hold for 1 count at the top, then return to starting position with control. Perform 15-20 reps. To view this exercise, click here.

2. Oblique Crunch on Stability Ball – Hang on to your stability ball, and rest against it with one side. Now you’re going to bend upward at the waist as your balance against your feet and engage your core muscles. Perform 12-15 reps on each side. To view this exercise, click here.

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