Developing Bigger Abs

Large, bulging muscles like those displayed on the models of body building adverts are often what people think of when reading about strength training. Naturally, building muscles is at the heart of any training program but body building that result in competition muscles usually involves long, strenuous workouts. It is not uncommon that, you would need to perform strenuous body building exercises for 30 minutes, 3 times each week

It is not compulsory to build huge muscles, there are benefits to be gained from exercising that anyone who doesn’t desire to ‘bulk up’ can understand. Stronger muscles can reduce your risk of damage to your back and other parts of your body. Since your metabolism is raised when you strength train, it can also help in reducing your weight.

You don’t even have to go to a gym to exercise, simply make a small space wherever you are and you can workout in your surroundings. Here are few Anytime and Anywhere Exercises:

a) Crunch Lie down on the floor on your back with your feet up on the couch or something that will keep them raised. Place a cushion under your neck to support it. Place your buttocks as near as possible to your feet. Lock your elbows. Now slowly raise your head off the ground just a few centimetres. Hold this raised position for 2 seconds and then slowly come down. Repeat this exercise 20 times to make one set. This exercise is great for really building your abs and you will be able to feel it working very soon.

b) Lifting your Toes and then Lowering them Stand on a floor flatfooted with your toes pointing straight ahead. Hold onto something to help keep your balance. Now VERY SLOWLY, raise your toes as high as possible. Hold on for 2 seconds and then come down very gently and slowly. Repeat this 20 times to make one set.

c) Push ups Lie down on the floor facing towards the floor with your body weight on the palms of your hands. Now slowly, straighten your arms whilst keeping your back straight and facing right ahead. Hold for 2 seconds and then slowly bring your body back to the starting position. Repeat this 5-10 times to start with and then try to build this exercise up to 20 times per set.

d) Wall Squat Stand upright with your back against the wall. Now, gently dropyour body down to the sitting position. Make sure that your back is still against the wall. Hold on to this position for 15 seconds and then gently move up, still keeping your back against the wall. Repeat this 5-10 times to start with and then gradually build this up to 20 times per set.

If you are interested in an more energetic workout, you can simply add ankle or wrist weights to your current low-impact workout. Adding a few extra pounds forces your heart and muscles to work harder. Slipping on a weight vest is another option if you are interested in developing extra definition in your upper body. The key to success with this type of body building equipment is to make sure you don’t put too much stress on your muscles, which can cause serious damage.

Alternative exercise equipment that you may be interested in, may include a treadmill. This will enable you work out for 24/7 and 12 months a year even in rain, winter, and snow. Make sure that you find out more about treadmills and how to make the most effective use of one before buying one.

Roger Titley manages a number of successful websites including which is dedicated to creating the stomach that you dream of.

– Roger Titley