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Ab King Pro Exercises

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author image Collette Stohler
Collette Stohler is the author of Passport to Fitness. She is also the creative director and co-founder of the travel blog, Roamaroo. She was an All-American Track and Field athlete & Olympic trials qualifier in Olympic Weightlifting. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and received a master's degree from the University of Miami.
Ab King Pro Exercises
Exercise your abs with the Ab King Pro at-home exercise equipment. Photo Credit Bojan656/iStock/Getty Images

The Ab King Pro is an at-home workout machine that focuses on your abdominal muscles. With the Ab King Pro, you’ll strengthen your core, which is the foundation of all movement. With a strong core, you can prevent low back pain, strengthen every day movements and help your posture.

There are six exercises that comprise the Ab King Pro exercise machine. Each exercise should be completed by taking two seconds on the way up and two seconds on the way down. Perform these exercises at least three to five days per week, but you can work them every day for the best results.

The Basic Crunch

Step 1

Lie back on the machine with your back against the machine and feet on the floor or the footrest.

Step 2

Place your hands on the hand pads, engage your stomach and crunch up. This works your rectus abdominis muscles. For muscle activation, the crunch is a superior exercise to the sit-up.

Read more: The 41 Hardest Ab Exercises

Oblique Crunch

Similar to a corset, the obliques of the body wrap around to the lower back making oblique exercises important for overall core strength.

Step 1

Position yourself facing up on the machine.

Step 2

Rotate your knees over to your right side and place your hands on the handles. Place your feet on the foot support or on the floor.

Step 3

Keep your head on the pad, engage your abs and slowly roll up crunching your body toward your left hip. Slowly lower down and repeat. Repeat on the other side.

Strong abs require regular strength exercises.
Strong abs require regular strength exercises. Photo Credit Jacob Ammentorp Lund/iStock/Getty Images

Double Abdominal Crunch

Step 1

Lie with your back against the machine.

Step 2

Raise your legs up so that your knees are bent, hips at a 45-degree angle and your shins are parallel to the ground.

Step 3

Place your hands on the handles and head resting on the mat.

Step 4

Tighten your abs and crunch up while bringing your knees to your chest at the same time.

Read more: 10 Most Effective Ab Workouts

Lower Half Abdominal Buster

Step 1

Lie back on the machine with your back against the machine.

Step 2

Raise your legs up so that your knees are bent, hips at a 45-degree angle and your shins are parallel to the ground.

Step 3

Keep your back pressing into the mat and your hands on the handles as you bring your knees in toward your chest. Extend your legs out at a 45-degree angle and repeat.

Alternate Single-Leg Crunch

Step 1

Lie with your back against the machine.

Step 2

Raise your legs up so that your knees are bent, hips at a 45-degree angle and your shins are parallel to the ground.

Step 3

Tighten your abs and crunch up, bringing your upper body toward your lower body as you extend your left leg to a 45-degree angle and bring your right knee in toward your chest. Alternate sides and repeat.

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