Most people spend countless hours at the gym doing abdominal exercises, in hopes of getting the chisel abs look that would make their friends jealous. Unfortunately, their hope of getting hard rock six-pack abs typically falls flat on its face. In order for your abdominal routines to be effective, you have to keep up with your aerobic exercises. Aerobic exercises help burn your excess body fat. When a guy’s body fat percentage is lower than 11% and a woman’s body fat is less than 15%, the six-packs begin to reveal themselves. Once your body fat percentage is within that range, you can start doing abdominal exercises such as the dumbbell crunches workout.
Dumbbell Crunches Workout
For this exercise, you will need a dumbbell that you feel comfortable holding above your head. As a rule of thumb, choose a dumbbell that is neither too heavy nor too light. Lay down on your back with your legs in a 90 degree angle. Raise the dumbbell vertically, with your arms fully extended. Then, slowly raise your upper-body while you squeeze your lower abs tightly. Make sure you breathe normally and avoid putting a strain on your neck.
Do about 60 seconds worth of the dumbbell crunches workout, then take a 20-second break, and repeat again 9 more times for a total of 10 times.