Top abdominal exercise equipment is your brain. Next is your body, followed by a workout journal.
Surprised? You shouldn’t be.
Without conscious, thoughtful planning and a basic understanding of how your muscles work, it would take a miracle to stumble upon an effective ab training protocol. The sheer number of ab machines on the market and thousands of gurus and marketers promoting both the equipment and the way to use it stacks the odds against you.
This is where your ability to think through a problem will serve you. You can begin by answering a simple question.
What is it that you want to accomplish?
If you are after strength, you need machines that allow you increase the resistance. If you want stamina, you need tools that enable you to perform high repetitions without creating muscular imbalances. If you want to lose weight around your waistline, you need to focus on your diet.
Next to brain is your body.
Before you jump the gun and spends anther few bucks on the latest ab machine on the market, try to find exercises that help you get re-acquainted or acquainted with your body. Find ab exercises you can do quickly, easily and safely.
Learn a little about the anatomy of your abs muscles and thinks through the process. Don’t let an actor and actress on TV exaggerate what is good or bad for you.
Abdominal crunch is a perfect example of this. It is an excellent exercise that is used as an escape goat to sell products. Done correctly, an abdominal crunch could help you get abs of steel. Done incorrectly, it could hurt your lower back and neck.
The process,of learning how to use your body, involves learning how to do things correctly.
The third piece of exercise machine you must have is a workout journal. Your results depend on your consistency in taking effective steps.
A journal could help you see if you are consistent and if not what is interfering with your consistency. A journal also helps you duplicate results by knowing exactly what you did so that you can repeat it.