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Assuming proper form is being practiced, there’s nothing inherently wrong with traditional crunches, situps, and knee raises. But these standard moves yield relatively modest results. To carve out a midsection that will distinguish you from the masses, you need to train differently than they do—and we’ve got just the routine to help you.
Three of its four exercises target the lower abs directly via movement of the lower body while the upper body remains stationary. Since the bottom portion of the six-pack is typically the toughest to bring out, we’ll put a little more focus into developing that area. This workout wasn’t designed to be an afterthought that can be thrown in at the end of any chest or back workout.
The abs are just as important as any body part—and perhaps more important when you consider that all athletic movements stem from the core—so they should be trained as such. There are 16 total sets in the routine to provide both high volume for maximum abdominal development and variety for a much needed spark to those often-pesky lower six-pack muscles.