One of my best ab workouts from many years ago was probably about as simple as you can get. It goes along with what I said in my previous post about sit-ups being the natural --- and, therefore, the best --- abdominal exercise. One problem with sit-ups, however, is that, when you get good at them, you can do them by the thousands. In this situation you have to make them harder! One way to do this is to do “Roman chair” sit-ups. You do them by sitting across a bench with your feet under something heavy. Then you do a sit-up, the difference from a conventional sit-up being that you hyperextend your abdominals and touch your head to the floor behind you. There are many variations of this. One that I used when the photo was taken was to do Roman chair sit-ups on my basement stairs! I had devised a way of locking my feet to a step below me and I could hyperextend as much as I wanted. If I recall correctly, I also held a barbell plate to my chest when I did them. A famous body builder from my college days, Irwin (Zabo) Koszewski, always won best abs at contests. His formula for success? Roman chair sit-ups. Lots of them!
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