Killer Ab Workout Routines
With Tough Ab Exercises

If you're looking for a killer ab workout, look no further.

Here are some tough ab workouts with hard ab exercises that are guaranteed to make your abs burn.

As always, make sure you consult with a physician or appropriate health professional before beginning any exercise program.

Killer Ab Workout #1:
Weighted Ab Exercise Circuit

This is a really difficult workout, and is not designed for a beginner or someone with lower back problems.

This workout is composed of 4 ab exercises that all have added resistance. You begin with the first exercise and do each exercise in a row with little to no rest in between. Once you've completed the 4th exercise rest for 1-2 minutes before starting the circuit again.

Aim to complete the circuit 2-3 times. To focus on strength perform 6-12 repetitions for each exercise. To focus a little more on endurance perform 8-20 reps per exercise.

If you feel pain or discomfort in your back, stop and rest or choose a different exercise to include in the circuit.

Here are the exercises:

Ab Exercise #1: Weighted Sit Ups
Ab Exercise #2: Weighted Hanging Knee Raises (ankle weights)
Ab Exercise #3: Seated Medicine Ball Russian Twists
Ab Exercise #4: Bicycle Crunches with Ankle Weights

Weighted sit ups are done with a plate or dumbbell held against the chest or dumbbells held in the hands next to the head.

Hanging leg raises are done with ankle weights to add resistance to the hip flexors and abs.

Seated medicine ball russian twists should be done with a 4-12 pound medicine ball.

And Bicycle Crunches are done with weights added to the ankles.

This is a really killer circuit. Try to move from one exercise to the next without resting, but if you need to rest take as much time as you need in between exercises.

Killer Ab Workout #2
Exercise Ball and Medicine Ball Core Exercise Circuit

This circuit is not quite as tough on the lower back as the previous circuit, but it is brutal on the abdominals.

Like the previous circuit, it is 4 exercises in a row but it focuses more on endurance than it does strength. The repetitions are much higher for each exercise, but just do your best to complete the entire set.

Here's a quick video slide show to show you the exercises in the order you should do.

Here are the core exercises for this circuit.

Core Exercise #1: Stability Ball Piques 10-15 reps
Core Exercise #2: Medicine Ball Russian Twists 30-50 reps
Core Exercise #3: Stability Ball Oblique Crunches 20-25 reps
Core Exercise #4: Medicine ball Toe Touch Crunches 20-25 reps

Start with stability ball piques and then go straight to the Russian twists.

After the Russian twists with the medicine ball go for stability ball oblique crunches and finish with medicine ball crunches

Shoot for the repetitions listed after each exercise, but perform a minimum of 10 repetitions for each set.

Rest for 1-2 minutes at the end of the circuit and aim to complete the entire circuit 2-3 times.

These are tough ab workouts, so go slowly in the beginning and build up until you can complete the entire workout.

Feel free to substitute any abdominal exercise, and feel free to rest longer or decrease the repetitions.

Don't be discouraged if you can't finish the workout.

But be extremely proud if you can finish these killer ab workouts!

Take on the challenge... and just in case you're a glutton for pain try this Killer Bosu Ball Circuit Ab Workout Routine.

Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles

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