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In this video men’s style, grooming, fitness and lifestyle expert, Aaron Marino of IAmAlphaM, AaronMarino, and Pete & Pedro is taking a field trip to the gym so he can show you his favorite 4 abdominal exercises to get your abs to show.
In order to have your abs to show, you need to reduce your body fat (have a decent diet that facilitates your body fat reduction) and perform cardio the 1st thing in the morning. Now that you have the body fat reduced, you need to develop the abs and create separations. Here’s how…
Alpha’s Go To Ab Routine
- Basic bench crunch – after getting into position, keep legs slightly bent, come up and pause. Alpha gives alternates for less and more intense options. 15 reps with dumbbell then 15 reps without the weight. Do three (3) sets of 30 reps.
- Hanging Leg Raises – Alpha gives options to perform this exercise with pros and cons. It’s about control, that little squeeze, and that little pause. He gives options to make the exercises less and more challenging. He also gives an option to hit the obliques. Go for three (3) sets.
- Cable Crunch – it’s a personal favorite of Alpha but is more difficult to feel. Your butt doesn’t move. Only the upper body moves with a pause. Go for 15 – 20, three (3) sets.
- The Ball Crunch – not the most masculine looking but one of the most effective. Chin to ceiling with the ball in the small of your back, go up, pause, and down. If you quiver, all of your muscles are engaged. You don’t need to go super fast. Go 10 slow with a pause. Then go for 10 pulses. It’s a great way to finish off those abs!
String of two of these together for a superset. Alternate back and forth for 3 sets. Perform twice a week with a few days in between. If you squeeze, go slow, and contract, you’ll feel it for days. Freeletics FREE Gym App is an option that Alpha has been using too. It’s the best fitness app he’s ever seen. Remember, no abs were ever seen without a low body fat percentage!