HThe human body relies on its core for strength and balance. This review is about the best stomach exercise and what you might need to do to improve your abdominal muscles. I will also be taking a look at the type of exercises you will be able to perform from home and what progress can be gained from it. This review will be constructed using my 43 years experience as a fitness coach, martial artist, international competitor and coach. So without any further delay Let’s get stuck in.
Best Stomach Exercise.
Our stomach muscles are very important to our bodies stability, it’s something that we do take for granted. Most of the time we see our stomach muscles has a part of our body, we start to exercise when summer approaches and we want to look beach ready. But it does play a more important role, which is to help stabilize our back muscles.
So having strong abdominal muscles offers a greater benefit than just appearance. Now that we’ve established the role our muscles play, what can we do to assist these muscles. There’s a variety of exercises we can do to train this particular muscle group but what is the best stomach exercise and what makes it the best?
These are the questions that we should be asking before we start performing a routine that might not meet our goals.
What is the main purpose of my stomach muscles.
As human beings we walk on 2 legs, keeping upright with every step. Our stomach muscles work has part of a group of muscles to make this possible, that group of muscles is known as our core. This consists of rectus abdominis, which is known better by our stomach, external abdominal oblique, transverse abdominals, internal abdominal oblique and lower back. These muscles are fundamental to our movement and are required to be strong enough to do their job.
Participating in any sporting activity would be difficult, without this group of muscle working at their best. To be honest trying to go about our daily routine would be a painful one, that would probably lead to an injury. So we need to take the right steps to make sure these muscles are well maintained and we’re going to do this by utilizing the best stomach exercise for the job.
Best stomach exercises for a 6 pack.
OK, So you want to improve your abdominals and you want the best stomach exercises. Now I can tell you there’s quite a few exercises around, but this review is about finding the best exercise, so Let’s start with a list:
- Sit – ups.
- Twist sit ups.
- Leg raises.
Now this is the basic stomach exercises that a majority of people will perform. They can be all be made harder to do by adding weights but I’d advise anyone starting a stomach or core routine to start slow.
A sit up is the first exercise I encountered for working on my stomach but I quickly learnt that sit ups, didn’t just focus on my abs (Abdominal) they also gave my back a workout and it wasn’t always good. So sit ups were ok but they’re not the best.
I found crunches gave me a great workout, without causing any back issues. Although I needed to perform them in quite a few ways to achieve a full stomach workout. This is because a crunch can target your upper, middle and lower abs.
Stomach muscles play an important role.
Performing a twist sit up is another good workout, but it did tend to have the same pitfalls of a basic sit up. This exercise offered the benefit of working the abs but also targeted the obliques.
I believe the best stomach exercise would be tucks, now this is my opinion because of the results it gave me. I would also like to say it did give me a little back ache and when that happened I switched to crunches!
Training my stomach from home.
All the exercises I have listed can be performed from home. They can be done without any additional equipment being required. The most important thing is to know which is the best exercise for you. I have listed a plank as an exercise you can perform to improve and strengthen your abs. But I have found the risk of back ache with this workout is too great. I would advise that you only perform a plank under instruction. So I would say your home workout should be tucks and crunches, to keep it safe.
Conclusion to best stomach exercise.
I have compiled a list of a few exercises, that I have looked at in depth. To find the best stomach exercises. I have explained why stomach muscles are important. Why you should choose a certain exercise over another. Ultimately you have the last word. But regardless of how you use this information. You should make sure you have clearance from your doctor. You are in great physical health before you start your program.
As always if you have any comments or questions please leave them below. I will answer them as soon as possible.
Now get tucking!