For most of us, traveling and time constraints don’t end with the holiday season. Work and family commitments are a year-round obstacle to getting in great workouts.
Well, we at Men’s Fitness did some- thing about that. We just released a book—101 Best Workouts of All Time (aka The Men’s Fitness Exercise Bible)—that contains a contingency plan for every situation. We’ve got workouts for any implement you can get your hands on (barbell, dumbbells, Swiss ball, etc.), and any situation you may find yourself in, from the most fully stocked gym with time to burn, to an empty room with nothing but your own body weight to lift—and mere minutes in which to train.
The following routine—an ab workout done with only a suspension trainer—is an excerpt from the book (Workout No. 74 of 101, to be exact). Take it on the road with you and you’ll have no excuse for not boasting lean, hard abs any time of year.
HOW IT WORKS:
Exercising on a suspension trainer is like working outinanearthquake.Yourcorehas to be engaged at all times to allow you to perform even the simplest movements—like tracing circles with your hands—without falling. You can even simulate a sprint on the trainer, which increases your heart rate and the amount of fat being burned while making your core hold you in place despite the movement of your legs.
Perform the paired exercises (marked “A” and “B”) as supersets. So, you’ll do one set each of A and B before resting. Complete all the prescribed sets for the pair before moving on. Do the Sprinter exercise as conventional straight sets.
BEGIN WORKOUT: Page two