Before I introduce you to some of the best abdominal exercises out there, let’s get one thing very clear: if you’re looking to show off your abs (i.e. get a six-pack), you need to watch what goes into your mouth (i.e. follow a clean diet that’s not excessive in calories). No amount of specific abdominal exercises can spot reduce the belly fat that’s covering up your muscles!
In other words, we all (anatomically) have a washboard, and exercise can make that washboard stronger and harder, but you won’t get to see that washboard until you take the laundry off of it (i.e. reduce your body fat by controlling your diet). Losing fat and keeping the muscle is the focus of my book: Strength Training for Fat Loss.