Working out your abs will help you build up the muscular tissue in your abdominals. However, the only way to see ripped abs is if you remove the fatty tissue surrounding it. You need to be under 10% body fat in order to see a six-pack. That means that ab training really is a systemic process in terms of training your entire body, eating a healthy diet conducive to staying lean, and creating the proper anabolic hormonal environment within your body (increasing the production of testosterone and natural growth hormone).
Sample Abs Workout:
- 2 warm-up sets of 12 Hanging Knee Raises
- 2 failure sets of 8-12 reps Hanging Knee Raises (hold dumbbell between feet if extra resistance is needed)
- 1 warm-up set of 12 reps of Crunches
- 2 failure sets of 8-12 reps of Crunches (do on decline bench or with weight on chest is extra resistance is needed)
- 1 failure set of Side Crunches 12-20 reps (to both sides)
- 2 sets of 30+ reps of Trunk Twists