Having abs is like a body builder’s badge of honor. Once you’ve got it, people know that you’ve worked really hard to get it. I gave a lot of energy to get my six pack abs. I gave it a lot of time as well because I wanted to get abs in a month. I searched on how to get abs in a month and the number one answer to my query was pull up bars.
Building your pull up bars is amazingly easy. Yes, you can easily build a pull up bar with your garage junk. This workout equipment is easy to assemble and does not create clutter like other bulky work out equipment. One thing you need to know to boost your self-esteem before working on your abs is when you can do a pull up, it means you are already in pretty good shape. However, if you’re just getting started and find it quite difficult, don’t be surprised. Pull ups are immensely difficult especially if it is your first time to do it.
You need to do pull up exercises properly for it to create changes on your target area: your abs. I tried multiple exercises that were really hard. The first time I did them, I was only able to do one pull up and then get back down and up again. That’s alright because your body will eventually get used to it and you will be able to add more repetitions to your workout.
Pull Up Bars Exercises For Better Abs
#1. Static Hold
- Hang from your pull up bar and make sure that your body is in full extension.
- Slowly pull up your knees until they are at the same level as your thigh.
- Expect your hips to bend simultaneously with your knees so do not resist that action.
- Hold that position for 10 seconds and then slowly go back to your initial full extension.
#2. Hanging Crunches
- Hang from your pull up bar using your knees.
- Lock your feet using the door frame to make sure that you don’t fall.
- Put your hands behind your neck like the position you usually do when doing traditional crunches.
- Lift your torso toward your knees. Do not go all the way up. Once you feel pressure on your abs, stop and hold the position for 5 seconds.
- Slowly come back down to your original position.
#3. Hanging Leg Lifts
- Hang from the pull bars with your hands and your body fully extended.
- Put your feet together and let it remain that way all throughout the workout.
- Slowly raise your leg while keeping them straight and keeping your feet together.
- Hold that position for a few seconds and then slowly come back down.
Note that these ab workouts will only work if you do them regularly. When you do this daily for the next two weeks you will already see and feel results. You can do more lifts and your abs will start to tighten. I recommended you keep on moving up to the next level by adding more repetitions to your routines every day. By the 3rd week, you can probably do 3 sets of 5 repetitions in a breeze.
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