Forget all that hype you see on TV every night while you are lounging on the couch with your bowl of snacks and your drink—-the hype I'm talking about are all the trumped up ads about magical devices that work your abs while you sleep, produce fabulous 6 pack abs while you are grocery shopping, and get you in shape with no effort on your part. Right. Couldn't be farther from the truth. Perfect abs and strong core muscles need to be worked and worked hard, and to do that you need a good ab exercise routine.
In order to get those great abs you are dreaming about, you must have a good ab exercise routine, of course; with the correct exercises; but also, you must base that routine on sound nutritional action and as well, you must have a positive mindset. The exercises will strengthen the core muscles and increase your endurance; but the nutritional plan and the positivity will pull the whole scheme together into one workable idea that will produce results.
If you want a plan for a good ab exercise routine to work well, you must choose the correct exercises that will work well for you and that you won't get tired of quickly. Have a panel of 3-5 exercises that you vary from workout to workout, and do them 3-5 times per week. This way you won't tire of them, or get bored, and soon you will find your body is starting to change and improve if you stick to the routine. As you proceed and get more comfortable with the routine, you can increase the reps as you go along.
There are numerous kinds of ab exercise routines, and it is up to you to choose the ones that fit your schedule and that you like to perform. Some of the more common ones are side bends with dumbbells, medicine ball situps, cable crunches, and weighted curls with a medicine ball. Vary your routine and choice of exercises so you stay motivated and pumped.
One of the biggest factors in making a good ab exercise program work is sticking with it. Commitment is a big deal here, as with any exercise program; and if you have a goal of great 6 pack abs in mind, and you start out but can't follow through, then it won't work. You need to make a pact with yourself to be committed to the program, which ever one you choose; and stick with it. Combine good nutrition and a positive mindset with your exercises, and commit yourself to succeeding; then you will have the look you want in no time.
In any ab exercise routine it is imperative that your nutritional intake be supportive of what you are doing exercise-wise, because without a sound nutritional base, your body cannot perform at its peak, and you will find you run out of energy fast. Stay away from junk foods, and those fad food plans you see on TV; keep your eye on good, sound, nutritionally dense natural foods that complement the exercises you are putting your muscles through. Keep a positive mindset for life: this is very important because many folks fail when they do not have this mindset.
The pros know what they're talking about when it comes to developing a sound ab exercise routine that will work; you just have to follow their guidelines that have been proven to work, and eat right, and stay positive. Stick with it, and those 6 pack abs you have been dreaming about all those nights on the couch, will soon be yours.