Cable machines can be used to work your abs. Check out the 3 best cable abs workout for a six-pack.
You can mimic almost any exercise and target any muscle group in your body utilising a cable machine. Cable machines provide constant tension during use even at a lower weight and can result in better gains in less time.
If you can use cable machines to work your pecs, biceps and triceps, why not try the same for your core. Thomas DeLauer came up with a list of the 3 best cable abs workout for a six-pack.
Best Cable Abs Workout for a Six-Pack
1. Rope Ab Crunches
The goal of this exercise is to stretch your core at the top of the movement and not to sink the butt back out too far. “It trains the rectus abdominis, which is the six-pack, just the way it is designed to be trained,” DeLauer comments. Check the video at the bottom to understand how to do it properly.
2. Plank Single-Arm Rows
This variation of the plank focuses heavily on the transverse abdominus which is a sheet of muscle underneath the visible abs, DeLauer explains.
Keep your core tight and squeeze your abs as much as you can while you are rowing.
3. Stability Ball Russian Twists
Torch your abs by adding the stability ball and the cable machine. Sit on it like a traditional ab crunch, position the cable machine on your side, hold the handle and rotate to your side. You will feel most of the tension when your arms are in the lower position of this movement.
If you don’t know how to perform any of these best cable abs workout for a six-pack shared by Thomas DeLauer, check the video below.
Although he doesn’t explain how many reps you should be doing, it is intended as a full ab workout and you should go through all exercises at least three times.
VIDEO – Best Cable Abs Workout for a Six-Pack
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