Sexy, ripped, flat abs is the goal for many people. They strive to be able to show off their stomachs and feel better about the core of their body. Achieving great abs goes beyond just looks. Ab muscles provide the body with movement and they support the trunk of the body. They also assist in helping you breathe. Whipping your abs in shape will get you on the road to feeling better overall. Working your abs also improves core strength. Improving core strength improves your back alignment and assists in reducing back and neck strain.
It is very important to target all of your ab muscles when trying to achieve cut abs. The abdominal muscles are a group of six muscles that extend from the ribs to the pelvis. The pair of ab muscles residing on each side of the torso are known as the internal obliques. In addition to movement and support, the internal obliques are used to rotate the spine and used in the lateral flexion of the spine. There are also the ab muscles known as the external obliques. These are the pair of external ab muscles that are located on either side of the torso. Like the internal obliques, they assist in rotation and the lateral flexion of the spine.
Also part of the ab muscles are the rectus abdomius. These are the muscles that are closest to the outside of the body and are responsible for creating the six-pack look. The final set of ab muscles are known as the transverse abdominus muscles. Unlike the rectus abdominus, they are the deepest of the 6 ab muscles. Although you cannot touch this muscle from the outside, they have a tremendous effect on the body’s posture. They wrap around the torso creating a similar effect to a back support belt.
While many people have seen results fairly quickly by doing a great ab workout, some people struggle to get their bodies into shape. The reasons they might not be seeing the kind of results they want varies form person to person. It might be that they are not targeting their ab muscles in the right way. It might be that they are not intensifying their workout as they process with it over time. Or it could be that they are doing the wrong kind of exercises altogether. What some people do not understand is that any exercise can be an ab workout. You can accomplish this by tightening your abs as you do you other exercises. Brace yourself like you are about to get punched in the stomach. This works your abs while you are doing your cardio and other exercises.
Whether you have found that using the exercise ball is the way to get you the abs you are looking for or you use the equipment at the gym, getting the ab of your dreams will not only give you a boost in confidence. Getting the abs of your dreams will improve your overall health, strength, posture and dexterity.