If you’ve recently picked up a suspension trainer or are lucky enough to be a member of a gym with one of these hugely dynamic and versatile pieces of fitness equipment then you might be wondering just what exercises there are out there for working your abdominal muscles in order to get a flat and toned stomach or if you are dedicated enough, a six pack.
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Well you will be pleased to know there are a good selection of suspension trainer ab exercises out there. This means you can choose from a range of effective exercises to ensure that your muscles don’t get used to the same exercises that are performed week in, week out. Say goodbye to boring floor crunches and check out some of these fun and challenging exercises:
The Reverse Crunch Knee Tuck
- Assume the press up position but hook your ankles into the handles of a suspension trainer. Your feet should be about a foot from the floor.
- Lift your knees away from the ground which will bring them into a tucked position under your chest. Breathe in as you do so and tense your core muscles while performing the exercise.
- Return your feet to the starting position to complete one rep of this exercise. Breathe out while doing so.
The Suspension Trainer Plank
The plank is hard enough but imagine doing it with your legs suspended off the floor. Well thanks to your new suspension straps you can add this even tougher version of the plank to your ab routine.
- Place your feet into the handles or straps of your suspension trainer so the laces or top of your foot is resting on the handles.
- Get into the plank position with your body supported by your forearms.
- Keep your glutes and core tight at all time and try to keep your body as still as possible. Preventing your body from moving is what takes this already difficult exercise to the next level. How many minutes can you last for?
Suspension Trainer Obliques Assault
- Lie on the floor on your back and hold on to the straps with both hands.
- Lift yourself up from the floor so only your feet are in contact with the ground keeping your back straight and a straight line from head to ankles.
- Pull on one strap to lift one side of your body up and then pull on the other side to change sides.
- Keep doing this while tensing your core to really hit those oblique muscles that make up the side of your midsection.
These are just a few of the great many core muscle workouts available to those of you with access to a set of suspension straps. Keep tuned for more great exercise ideas for a powerful home workout.