Over 40 Abs Workout
When it comes to getting abs for Men Over 40, abs exercises are important as we start to reduce over-all body fat.
The mistake I see all the time when trying to reveal your abs is thinking that abs exercises alone will do the job, it’s the reduction in body fat that will ultimately give you that lean pleasing appearance.
To get lean you should be performing compound movements that train 2-3 of the biggest muscle groups in one movement and covers the entire muscular structure.
These exercises include the squat, deadlift, pull-up, pulldowns, rows, presses, bench presses using barbells, dumbbells or a combination of them both.
No other exercises are as effective at building lean muscle and revving up a man’s metabolism like compound movements are.
But considering you’re hitting the correct exercises, in the correct sequence like I advise in my Abs Over 40 Course, what exercises should you be doing to train the abs directly?
Well, when it comes to training abs, just like my training to get lean, I like to keep abs exercises simple too.
The abs muscles are in fact, one long muscle and it’s a myth that’s there are “upper abs” and “lower abs” exercises.
When you do an abs exercise, the entire muscle group contracts.
I recommend picking 2-3 abs exercises that cover the abs muscles and obliques and then mix it up to keep your workouts fresh.
When doing this, just keep it simple, you don’t need lots and lots of different exercises for the abs like a lot of people say you do.
You don’t need to be doing hundreds of crunches, sit-ups and other exercises to get a great 6-pack.
Trust me I’m living proof.
Remove the fat with nutrition and focusing on your 3 strength training workouts per week and then add these abs movements into your routine to train the abs directly.
Here is the routine:
1. Seated Leg Tucks – 1 x 10-15 reps
2. Box Jumps – 1 x 10 jumps
3. Kettlebell Swings – 1 x 10-15 reps
4. Cross-body mountain climbers
1. Reverse Crunch – 1 x 10-15 reps
2. Windscreen Wiper – 1 x 10-15 reps
3. Crunch – 1 x 10 reps
For the most part, I like to do body weight movements for the abs, I don’t do many weighted cable exercises, only because I believe they’ll spoil your symmetry and I like to maintain as natural look as possible.
I prefer to be lean at a lighter weight, rather than bulky at a heavier weight.
Right now, as I write this, these are my stats without using any supplements and training less than before.
Height: 6ft 2in
Bodyfat Percentage: 9% (pinching 5mm using the callipers)
Bicep flexed, 15.5 inches
Waist 31 inches
Chest, 42 inches
I like to maintain 7-12% body fat year-round without becoming obsessive with my diet or being in the gym more than 3-4 times per week.
I believe in simplicity and I know I can teach you the same.