If we are trying to get the most amazing abs that everybody will admire, then it is not sufficient to do the traditional crunches. The traditional crunches target only one abdominal muscle group, but some other additional groups have to be trained if our goal is to get a sexy midsection. Our abs usually consists of rectus abdominis and external as well as internal obliques, which are two separate groups of muscles, and are referred to as transverse abdominis in this article further.
Rectus abdominis is a special group of abs muscles, which are responsible to give them the appearance of a six-pack or washboard. To work on these rectus abdominis muscles effectively while we do the traditional crunches, we can try to place a towel under our lower back. When it is placed in the right position, the towel will allow for more movement and makes the crunch difficult.
The internal as well as external oblique muscles are located on either sides of our midsection. So, it’s better to isolate these muscle groups and add a bend or twist to the normal crunch which is done. This type of oblique crunch, during which we lift our shoulder blades off the floor and rotate our elbow towards our opposite knee, is a very good example.
The final group of muscles that we must target is the group of muscles called by the name transverse abdominis, which is overlooked and under-trained by an average person. We can think of it as our own girdle system or internal belt.
It is the deepest group of abdominal muscles and it is wrapped around our body and usually helps in stabilizing our spine. The best way to isolate these muscle groups and provide resistance is performing some workouts, which require us to stabilize using our core. The key for getting flat abs is having a properly trained transverse abdominis and also proper nutrition, along with exercises.
There are some stability workouts like the Elbow Bridge, and some other ball workouts, which can help in the process of making the transverse abdominis straight. We should perform workouts in such a way that it targets our entire outlook. We should have the habit of exercising regularly and also intake of the right nutrition, with correct amount of calories. By following these essential tips mentioned above, we can get a strong as well as sexy midsection.