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Strength

No-Crunch Abs Workout

Overview

Repeat after us: You don't need to do crunches to see your abs. It might be hard to believe, but it is. The real secret to seeing your abs is selecting ab-crushing exercises that will burn a lot of calories and train your abs at the same time. This won't look like your traditional abs workout but it will work better than all the other failures of the past.

How to do this Workout

Perform this workout three days a week, resting at least a day between each session. So you might go on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

The training plan calls for three circuits consisting of three exercises each. You will complete all of the sets within a given circuit before moving on to the next group of exercises.

When you see a number with a letter next to it (such as 1A, 1B), that indicates the order that the exercises should be performed for each circuit. For every circuit, do 1 set of each exercise listed in succession. For example, complete 1 set of exercise 1A, rest as directed, and then perform 1 set of exercise 1B and rest again before completing a set of 1C. Follow this pattern until you've completed all sets of each exercise in the group, and then progress to the next circuit.

Circuit : Do 1 set of each exercise in a group consecutively, without rests in between. Once  these exercises have been completed, repeat the circuit again - doing 1 set of each with no rests in between. Continue until prescribed number of total sets are performed

Strength : Complete all sets of an exercise at the same time with rests in between. Then move to the next exercise.

Superset : Two moves done consecutively (like a circuit) with no rests in between.

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Weekly Routine

  • day 1 Workout
  • day 2 Rest
  • day 3 Workout
  • day 4 Rest
  • day 5 Workout
  • day 6 Rest
  • day 7 Rest
  • workout
  • Rest
    • Circuit
    • Sets
    • Reps/Time
    • Rest(s)
      • 1C
      • Jump Rope
      • Jump Rope
      • 4
      • 30 s
      • 60
      • Sets : 4 | Reps/Time : 30 s | Rest(s) : 60
    • Circuit
    • Sets
    • Reps/Time
    • Rest(s)
    • Circuit
    • Sets
    • Reps/Time
    • Rest(s)
** - as much as possible; @ - each side
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