Top Ab Workouts for Men 2016-11-14T11:06:02+00:00

Top Ab Workouts for Men

By Shain Rossi, Certified Personal Trainer

Ab workouts for men are designed to increase abdominal definition, which helps create the sought-after “six pack” look. However, getting there is not as easy as most would like it to be. Proper abdominal training and dieting is necessary because a relatively low body fat percentage is required to define your abs. Every man can benefit from the following abdominal workout, but you’ll have to push through the burn and complete many repetitions and sets of these exercises.

san pedro fitness ab workoutsAbdominal crunches

Crunches are the best exercise to start off with to start working your abdominal muscles into shape. This exercise starts in a similar position as traditional sit-ups, but the head and shoulders are  just raised above floor level, held for a moment, and then returned to the floor.


This crunch variation is perfect for targeting that “V” shaped area of muscles around the abdominal and groin area. But the name of the exercise comes from the positioning of your legs while performing it. You lie on your back like you were for regular crunches, but then raise your legs to form a 45 degree angle with your body. Bend your at your knees to form a v shape with your legs, then attempt to touch your feet with your fingers to finish the crunch. V-crunches are very good exercise to ad to your ab workouts when you’ve hit a plateau in abdominal training.

Leg raises

Leg raises help flatten your stomach while adding definition to your abs. While lying flat on your back on the the floor with your hands at your sides, slowly lift your legs to about 45 degrees, and then slowly lower your heels back to the floor. Repeat and enjoy the burning sensation that tells you the abdominals are getting proper training.

Overhead medicine ball sit-ups

Adding weight training to your abdominal exercise routine seems pretty smart. Your abs probably need something more to help them become defined, and that something is resistance. Resistance training is proven to increase muscle growth and improve overall health. Find a decline bench and medicine ball that provides resistance, but light enough to perform at least 25 sit-ups. Extend your arms straight with the medicine ball firmly grasped, and then begin performing the sit-up keeping the medicine ball extended overhead.

These exercises are great for men that are seeking to improve abdominal muscularity and definition. You do not need years of experience to perform them, but you do need to perform these exercises properly in order to achieve maximum results – a personal trainer can help you design a program that’s right for you. Take some time to get comfortable while performing these proven ab workouts for men, and then start to increase repetitions and resistance levels.

Looking for an ab workout to help you build your six pack? Contact San Pedro personal trainer Shain Rossi at Elite Triangle Fitness for a free consultation today.