All About The Best Stomach Exercises

All About The Best Stomach Exercises

A toned core looks amazing!

It is only natural, most people want to look their best, and exercising their stomach muscles is usually a huge part of most fitness programs. If so, much time and energy is going to be focused on this muscle group, it is a good idea to know what the best ab exercises are. There are many resources available for finding the best stomach exercises, and plenty of people to say what they consider the best, so how can a person decide for themselves which truly are the best exercises for working their stomach muscles?

How to choose the best ab exercise

First of all, it is important to note that the best stomach exercises are those that a person is willing to do. No matter how effective the exercise is, if a person isn't going to do them consistently the exercise will not benefit that particular individual. It is also important to note that the best stomach exercises do not necessarily require equipment to perform them, although some machines and equipment may work quite well for some people.

When a person decides on a fitness program that includes stomach exercises, it is best to include stomach exercises that work the different parts of the stomach. If a person simply concentrates on one area of their stomach, their workout will not be as effective. The best stomach exercises, combine working the oblique, which are the side muscles, the lower abdominals, the mid section and also the upper section.

Types of stomach exercises

Some of the most popular stomach exercises are crunches. These are a very effective exercise and very convenient since they can be performed anywhere without any equipment. The next stomach exercise that is also very popular and goes along with the basic crunch is the side crunch, which works out the oblique.

Some people consider the best stomach exercises to be included in a Pilate's workout. The reason for this is because in Pilates, the whole focus is on the core of the body which is the abdominal, or stomach muscles. Every movement in a Pilate's workout will work the stomach muscles either directly or indirectly.  These exercises can be found here.

Another good exercise that some fitness experts considers to be one of the best stomach exercises is the plank. There are many very versions of planks but I prefer the straight-arm high plank and the bent-arm low plank.

Look for results

Remember again though that just because one person may consider a specific exercise to be the best ab exercise that does not necessarily mean it is the best for everyone. Your body is unique and different and will respond differently to certain movements. You have to try several different exercises and then determine which one you can both feel and see results with. If one exercise is simply too hard to do correctly, or does not feel like it has done anything for the muscle group worked, that exercise is clearly not the best.

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