3 Strategies to Improve Your Abs Workout Efficiency
Aiming to get strong and rock-hard abs? There are many workouts to engage your core and build those abs you are looking for. But there are a few tweaks and techniques which, when integrated with your workout routine, can improve the efficiency of your exercises and make a huge positive difference to those gains.
Abs and crunches are great exercises for abs without a doubt. But you should be integrating weighted core exercises for quicker and more effective muscular strength across your abdominal area. Weighted exercises such as weighted rope crunches, overhead circles with medicinal balls, side planks using dumbbells or cable pulley will exert more tension on your stomach which paves way for better engagement.
Slow and steady wins the race. And that is applied to your workouts that involve lifting weights as well. Just because you have momentum to go faster does not mean you should always do it. It’s control that you should be focusing on rather than the pace. Ensure that each rep using the weight is carefully controlled with a steady tempo. That ensures better gains from your workout.
Stability is as much important as strength. When you work your core, ensure that you are focusing on workouts that improve its stability which enables you to perform other exercises and physical activities better and with a lowered risk of injury. And you have a very effective exercise with a wide range of variations for improving that stability. It’s nothing but “planking”. By doing classic planks as well as side planks with leg raises, and planking with stability ball, you will be able to achieve that stability along with abs strength.
As always, don’t hesitate to consult a fitness trainer to learn how to choose the right exercises to perform based on your goals as well as your body composition and fitness levels before commencing a fitness journey. It helps you secure your goal with greater efficiency and less risk!