In order to get a shredded six pack, you must train and sculpt your abdominal musculature with effective ab exercises. But that’s only half the battle! To really see your newly developed midsection, you will also have to shed the belly fat that is covering it up. The ab exercise that I’m going to show you now will help you accomplish both of these goals at the same time!
You see, most ab exercises train your abs in an isolated fashion. This will work your midsection, but does not contribute to a fat burning effect. The ab exercises that I recommend are specifically designed to reduce body fat, in addition to strengthening and developing your abs. Even better, these ab exercises jack up you metabolism, which burns calories even after your workout is over!
I will now show you one great exercise that provides the powerful dual effect mentioned above. The name of the exercise is the Parallel Bar Knee Raise. This is an advanced exercise and does require quite a bit of upper body strength to perform properly. Here is how you should perform it:
Parallel Bar Knee Raise– With locked elbows, support your body on parallel dip bars. Keep your upper body as upright as possible. Flex hips to a 90 degree angle. This is the starting position. From this position, bring knees up to chest and contract your abs. Return to starting position and repeat for the prescribed number of reps.
Again, this is somewhat of an advanced exercise. Those of you who have trouble doing it should start off by strengthening your abs with a variety of less difficult exercises.
One ab exercise that will help prepare you for the Parallel Bar Knee Raise is the reverse crunch. Start in a horizontal position and increase the angle of inclination as your abdominals grow stronger, until you are able to properly perform the parallel bar knee raise.
Alright, good luck, and go get yourself some ripped abs!