Known as a premiere gym in Dallas, TX, Larry North Fitness provides excellent personal training, group sessions, and classes. We focus on technique and safety to help sculpt the best version of yourself. Larry shares his personal advanced abdominal workout routine and provides a beginner alternative for those just beginning their fitness journey!
Correct technique makes a difference
Typically I’ll train my abs two to three times a week for thirty-to-fifty minutes per session. The time of the session is dependent on the workouts that are completed during ab training. During each routine, I’ll do three sets of ten to fifteen reps per set with minimal rest in between sets. It is important to focus on isolating your abs and really FEEL each rep you’re doing but make sure you’re doing them at a slower to moderate pace.
Advanced ab routine:
- Ab roller – 3 sets at 10 reps each
- Hanging leg raises – 3 sets at 10 reps each
- Rope crunches – 3 sets at 12 to 15 reps each
- Reverse crunches – 3 sets at 15 reps each
- Weighted leg scissors – 3 sets at 10 to 12 reps each
- Planks – 3 for 45-60 seconds
- Trunk rotation – 3 sets at 10 each side
This is a more advanced routine, if you’re a beginner don’t worry we have something for you below. Keep reading!
If you’re a beginner you should start by selecting any four of these exercises for 2-3 sets each exercise. As you progress you can gradually increase the volume of exercises, sets and reps.
Beginner ab routine:
- Ab roller
- Hanging leg raises
- Rope crunches
- Reverse crunches
- Weighted scissors
- Trunk rotations
Many of these exercises take time to execute properly and take additional time to really isolate your abs on each movement. If you’re not seeing (or feeling) the results right away keep working at it you’ll see those abs coming though in no time! If you’re still struggling, or interested to learn more about Larry’s advanced ab workout routine and more, reach out to us to check out our wide array of classes or to set-up time with a personal trainer.