Here is a simple way to cut through the confusion and get to feeling your abs working when you exercise. It is a simple but relatively unknown principle fo muscle function. With almost all simple exercises where few muscles are working you will find the middle range of motion to be the best for generating burn. If you work more in the mid-range you will feel the target muscle easily because of the noticeable build up of muscle burn (metabolite build up/lactic acid).
Many people have difficulty feeling their abs working and often this causes back pain. The back pain comes from all that bending mostly using your hip flexors. As personal trainers here at our Ottawa fitness studio we have investigated a lot of approaches and utilize a lot of varied equipment but this can work for anyone anywhere. Give the method in the video a try and you are sure to feel your abs…maybe for the first time!