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3 Essential Fitness Tools For Six Pack Abs

February 28, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 150

It's all around you. Infomercials, direct mail leaflets, radio commercials, internet ads and even magazine & newspaper ads. They are all trying to sell you fitness equipment. Everyday, a new fitness contraption comes out and it's supposed to give you the flat, ripped stomach you've always lusted after. Who do you trust? They are all trying to sell you something!

Well, to be totally honest, most of the fitness tools you see all around you don't work. I'm talking about the ones with 'patented this' and 'patented that'. Why do i say this? Because the fundamentals for getting six pack abs cannot be patented. They may patent the mechanisms for their complex machines but overall, you are still performing the same BASIC movements whatever machine you use. I'd save the pennies and look elsewhere. having said that, there are a few bits of essential fitness equipment you need to consider when looking to build your abs. Let's take a look at these shall we?

1. Swiss Ball - The abs are part of your core and the swiss ball is the king of core conditioning. There is literally no other tool that comes close to properly building up your core strength. The versatility of the swiss ball is second to none. As a matter of fact, we have an entire article dedicated to swiss ball exercises to give you an idea of just how many exercises you can do with a swiss ball and a few bits of other equipment.

2. Ab Roller - Ahh, the trusty ab roller. It has been around for years and it is still very effective. While the support it gives makes it pale in comparison to a regular crunch, where injury or reduced mobility is concerned, the ab roller's benefits simply cannot be ignored. Also, it serves as a gentle introduction to abdominal exercises which helps beginners segway into more advanced and more demanding exercises.

3. Resistance bands - Think sit ups and leg raises are too easy? Well, think again. A little bit of resistance can pour back the respect you lost for an exercise after you began to think it was too easy. Resistance bands are awesome as they maintain constant tension on your abs during your exercises. As a matter of fact, resistance bands are just great all around exercise tools to have - much like the swiss ball. They are versatile and they also come in various grades of resistance depending on your level of fitness and your conditioning.

To take your six pack abs progress to the next level, you may consider a program that has all the workouts and diet plans laid out for you. One such program is six pack shortcuts. Read our review of six pack shortcuts. Also follow this link for some awesome swiss ball exercises for abs.

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