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  • Once you have gotten rid of that unsightly fat from your stomach through dieting, it is time to begin an exerciseprogram. Although the most effective exercises involve allareas of the body, you will still need to incorporate some basic ab exercises into the routine. Although there are a wide number of ab exercises you can do, the American Council on Exercise has put together a list of those that have been proven to work well and to maximize yourefforts. This article will provide you with instructions and information on four exercises you may be interested in trying.
  • The Bike
  • This simple exercise is extremely effective for targeting your obliques and rectus abdominis. Lie flat with your lower back pressed firmly against the floor and with your hands behind your head. Position your knees at a 45 degree angle and begin to pedal slowly, basically as if youriding a bicycle, hence the name. As you pedal, touch yourleft elbow to your right knee and then reverse the process. Try your best to keep your breathing even.
  • The Vertical Leg Crunch
  • This exercise is great for working your obliques and rectus abdominis. Position yourself flat on the floor with your legs extended straight up to the ceiling and make sure your ankles are crossed. You can place your hands either on the floor or on your head for support. Keep your legs still as you concentrate on contracting your abs and lift your shoulder blades off the floor.
  • Ab Exercise 3: Reverse leg Crunch
  • This is a great little exercise that is also very effective when it comes to working the rectus abdominis. Once again start by by lying flat on the floor with your legsextended upward at a 90 degree angle. Raise your hips offthe floor towards the ceiling as slowly as you possibly can. Hold for a few seconds and then slowly return to the starting position. Make sure you hold your form for maximum effectiveness.
  • The Ball Crunch
  • Once again a fantastic exercise for targeting the rectus abdominis. To perform a ball crunch, lie on the ball, positioning it in the middle of your back. After you havegot yourself on the ball and you have got it under control, cross your arms or place your hands behind your head. Really squeeze your abdominal muscles and slowly liftyour torso off the ball. Exhale. Hold the position for a fewseconds, then slowly lower yourself back onto the ball. Try to stay in control of the movement at all times. Then, inhale.
  • These are not the only exercises to be found on the list. In fact there are too numerous to mention here in this article. For example in addition to the bicycle, vertical leg crunch, reverse leg crunch and ball crunch, you can findthe plank, captains chair leg raise, and torso track. Keep in mind that these are exercises are not meant to reduce fatin your abdominal area. Instead, they will help shape your stomach, along with a well devised diet, and help you towards the lean ripped abs you always wanted.