The real truth about ab workouts is that it is best not to buy into the late night infomercials that are preaching that their product will get you abs in a matter of weeks. The best thing to do is to put your credit card away and heed this advice:
There is only one true way to get the stomach that is depicted on the commercials and that is to lower your body fat.
Sounds simple right? Because it really is that simple. In reality, everyone has the perfect set of abs – they are just covered by a layer of fat.
Now, the way to go about lowering your body fat is to have a perfect diet and stick with it. Then after a period of time (depending on the amount of body fat you have) you will start to see your abs appear.
Actually, there is really no need to do ab workouts at the gym, because you can just do 5 minutes of crunches 3 times a week. The ones that I recommend you do is the basic abdominal crunch and then leg raises. The overall time of the workout will be about 5-15 minutes.
The thing that will make or break your perfect abs is the diet and cardio. When you stick to relatively strict diet and do cardio on a regular basis your body fat levels will decrease and then you will see the results you always wanted.
So the next time you are up late enough to witness one of these infomercials first hand, instead of picking up the phone, just get on the floor and do some crunches instead. Don’t forget that your diet and cardio is key to getting the abs you always wanted.