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Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Fitness Tips | 0 comments

Best Home Workouts for Abs and Chest

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What is the Best Home Workout for Abs & Chest Without Equipment?

For me, the ideal workout is one without equipment. That way you have no excuses in getting it done if you can’t make it down to the gym or you don’t own your own equipment. You just need a little time off in the day and some space to work out in.

If you want some impressive abs to show off, then you’re going to have to shoot for 10% body fat or less, or else your results won’t really be visible enough. With focus and discipline, you can achieve this with the right diet and consistent exercise.

As for the abs, well nothing beats the simple push-ups. I wanted to share this short 4-minute video where a straightforward set of press-ups and planks are demonstrated:

This really is a great, simple workout that you can employ whenever you get a bit of time because it requires no equipment whatsoever. It’s one of the best home workouts for abs and chest also.

The Plank

The Plank

If you did not watch the video, it’s basically 10 push-ups followed immediately by 15 seconds of plank, and then repeat that 2 more times, with no breaks. Then you take a rest, and do another set after the rest. You do not need to stretch or warm up for this exercise.

How Many Times a Week Should You Do This Abs Workout?

The video description suggests you can do this every day. However, I would say that every other day is perfectly valid and you will see great results in your abs and chest.

You can get away with doing it as often as you can if you lead a busy lifestyle. If you have other workout programs, you can alternate days with those.

How Long Before I See Results With My Ab Workouts?

This will depend on your current fitness levels and what exercise routine you decide to take.

You should however see SOME results within a few weeks if you are consistent, determined and dedicated to the cause. That’s even if you are only focusing on abs and not doing an overall body workout. It’s usually better to combine several muscle groups and exercises designed to reduce your overall body fat.

Diet also plays a key role in how quickly you will see results – it’s more than half the battle in my book so don’t neglect this. Look for any diet that is designed to reduce body fat (note that doesn’t mean a diet low in food fats necessarily).

How can I Get 6 Pack Abs With Home Workouts?

Like I said before, seeing the best results from your ab workouts will depend also on your overall body fat composition. Achieving 10% or below doesn’t happen overnight, and you need a good fitness program in place to follow.

If you’re looking for a great home workout course that requires no equipment but lays out a detailed plan of attack, then look no further than the Insanity Workout (link is to my review on this site – join the discussion in the comments!).

The Insanity Workout by Shaun T gives you everything you need to develop 6-pack abs and improve your overall fitness levels: a nutrition guide, a supportive online community and DVDs of the workouts so you can perform them in the comfort of your own home.

abs-InsaneI find having everything in place is the best path to success. I incorporate short exercises like the press-ups and planks in the video above into my schedule, but most of the time I’m following a strict program like Insanity and I get great results. It motivates you and pushes you to succeed, whereas doing bits here and there will inevitably lead to falling away at some point.

Insanity has specific videos on how to work your abs and chest, so be sure to check out my review for more information.

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