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TRAINING TIPS

Amazing 7 Effective Abs Exercises

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The crunch is receiving a bad rep. They say it isn’t effective in removing belly fat.

To a point, it’s true. Because a crunch is just a crunch.

No one can spot reduce. Everyone has to have a well-rounded exercise program that sheds fat on the upper, middle and lower abs.

The moves here will give you a noticeable difference, fast.

 

1. Cable Twist best abs workout

* Stand with your right side facing a cable stack.

* Setting the cable at chest-height, take the handle in your right hand with your left hand clasped on top.

* Extend arms in front.

* Abs tight, twist torso to the left. Keep hands at the center of your chest all the time.

* Return to start. That’s 1 rep. Complete 10 reps on the left side.

* Turn facing the opposite direction and complete 10 reps rotating to the right.

 

2. Stability Ball Knee Tucks best ab workouts

* Place knees at the center of the stability ball.

* Place hands on the floor. You should be in a plank position on top of the ball.

* Use your abs and hip flexors to bring knees forward.

* Hold this tuck for 1 to 2 seconds.

* Return slowly to start.

That’s 1 rep. Complete 10 to 15 reps.

 

3. Forearm Plankforearm plank

* Start in a pushup position but rest your weight on your hands.

* Bend elbows and rest on forearms. Your body would form a straight line from head to toe.

* Tighten abs.

* Hold this position as long as you can. Keep track of your time and increase it every workout.

 

4. Side Plankside plank
* Lie on your left side.

* Rest your left forearm on the floor for support.

* Raise your hips up and make sure your body is straight.

* Squeeze your glutes and tighten your abs.

* Hold for 30 seconds or until exhaustion.

* Lower to the floor.

* Repeat on the right side.

 

5. Superwoman

superman
* Lie face down on the floor.

* Outstretch arms overhead while keeping feet together.

* Lift your chest and legs at the same time. They should come off the ground.

* Hold for a beat.

* Return to start.

That’s 1 rep. Hit 12 to 15 reps.

 

6. Medicine Ball Slams medicine ball slam

* With feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, hold a moderately heavy med ball with both hands at chest level.

* Lower into a squat until thighs are parallel with the floor.

* Drive through your heels to straighten legs, bring the med ball overhead.

* Keeping abs tight, immediately slam down the ball on the floor using your hips and abs for force.

That’s 1 rep. Get the ball at once and repeat for 30 to 45 seconds.

 

7. Shoulder and Knee Tapsknee tap
* Start in a pushup position: hands on the floor, abs tight and glutes engaged.

* Lift right hand to tap your left shoulder.

* Return it to the floor.

* Immediately lift your left hand to tap your right shoulder.

* Return it to the floor.

* Quickly bend your right knee and bring it to your left elbow.

* Return to start.

* Immediately bend your left knee and bring to right elbow, then return to start.

That’s 1 rep. Continue with this routine without rest for 1 minute.

 

 

 

 

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