I don’t train “abs” a lot, but I use total body exercises that work my abs all the time. And the ab exercises that I do have in my program are not traditional ab exercises. No crunching for me.

Instead, I use what I call “total body ab exercises“. Currently, my 3 favorite bodyweight ab exercises are:

1) The Pull-up (or Chin-up) plus Knee-Up combo
2) The Ab Wheel or Diagonal Ab Wheel
3) X-Body Mountain Climber

Check out this awesome abs triset from Workout A of Phase 2 of the Advanced TT for Abs Home Abdominal Workouts.

It uses the Ab Wheel (or you can sub in the Stability Ball Rollout if you don’t have the little wheel gadget).

A)  Ab Wheel or Stability Ball Rollout – 10 reps  –  No rest.
B) Stability Ball X-Body Mountain Climber (Hands on Ball) – 10 reps  –  No rest.
C) Pushup Side Plank – 30 second hold  –  Rest 1 minute & repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 trisets.

You’ll never have to do another useless crunch on a stinky, sweaty dirty gym mat or hotel room floor EVER again!

And you can get more crunch-free ab exercises here:

=> http://www.TurbulenceTrainingForAbs.com

Stay strong,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training for Abs Home Abdominal Workout System

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Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men’s Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he’ll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at craigballantyne.com