7 Types of Gym Equipment to Get Killer Abs

At Surge Fitness we carefully hand select all of our equipment to ensure our members have access to the very latest advances in fitness technology. Our gyms provide a variety of equipment that not only give you a full-body workout but can also be used to target different muscles for optimum bodybuilding.

Here are the 7 types of gym equipment we recommend you should be using in order to get those washboard abs you’ve always dreamed of. To make it simple for you, we’ve selected exercises which will be on offer at most local gyms in the Perth area.

 

Ab Bench

Incline Leg Raise – Grab the top of the bench where you would usually place your feet and lie on your back so that your knees are bent. From here, grab the leg pad firmly, contract your abdominals and lift your hips straight up. All the movement should be coming from your spine, just be sure to do them slowly and keep your core engaged the whole time. Do 10 reps.

See this link for more abdominal exercises: http://abmachinesguide.com/best-ab-bench-exercises/

 

Ab Wheel

Ab Wheel Plank – Get on all fours in front of your roller. Grab the handles of the roller with both hands with palms facing down. Push your torso up into a plank position with your body in a single straight line from head to heels. Engage your core and hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat 3 to 4 times.

 

Captain’s Chair

The Basic – Rest arms on the arm pads then grab the upright handles. Make sure you breathe in ready for the leg raise. Brace the abdominal muscles at the midriff and raise your knees while exhaling.

 

Medicine Ball

Russian Twist – Sit with knees bent and feet flat on the floor and hold medicine ball to your chest. Lean back at a 45-degree, and engage your core. Keep heels lightly touching the floor. Rotate to the right, keeping the ball at your chest, and twist from the low back. Return to starting position, then rotate to the left. Do 8 – 16 reps per side.

 

Pull Up Bar

Hanging Knee Raise – Hang off bar with width wider than shoulders. Keep legs close together, and bring the knees up as close to elbow level as possible. Return to starting positon slowly and repeat. Focus on sets of 6-8 reps.

 

Resistance Ball

Stability Crunch – Place stability ball in front of a wall and lie with lower back on its center and knees bent at 90 degrees. Place feet flat on the wall, calves parallel to floor. Place your hands behind your head and crunch up. Do 10 reps.

 

Rowing Machine

Mountain Climbers with Pushup – Face away from the rower and place your feet on the seat and your hands in plank position. Then pull your feet in and lift your hips up. Keep core tight and engaged the whole time.

See the videos below for more examples.

Unfortunately, there’s no shortcut to the body you desire. Killer abs are something many people strive for, but few believe they can get. Thankfully, Perth offers an amazing selection of local gyms to help you along the way. These 7 exercises can easily be performed in gyms around Perth to assist you with the killer abs you’ve always dreamed of! Learn more by clicking the link. Also see http://www.surgefitness.com.au