8 exercises to get perfect abs

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“My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don’t think about it, I just have it.”

–  Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

Staying in shape is the most important thing for men and women. A full body workout everyday is very essential to keep yourself fit.There are some who prefer to diet rather than go through a strenuous workout. Well, whatever way they choose their main aim is to reduce their belly or get good shaped abs.

Though there are normal crunches which are also very effective in reducing belly fat. Doing the regular crunches for 5 minutes daily will help you reduce your stomach fat quite considerably. If possible all the crunches should be preferably done while lying down on a yoga mat or a soft base so as to not hurt your back. But these crunches do not take into consideration the entire area of the abs.

The workout schedule below works on your complete abs and helps you stay in good shape. The only thing you need to do is take out some time for it and do these exercises.

These following exercises are very easy to follow and they are very effective indeed.

  1. Knee Crunches

A simple exercise which is mainly for the upper abs. 10 crunches should be done in a single set and not more. It is simple to do but must not be done in a quick manner. After finishing a single set adequate stretching of the abs muscles is required. Take rest upto 2 minutes after completion of each set. Do 3 sets in total before you move on to the next exercise.

 

  1. Cross Crunches

Compared to knee crunches this exercise is a bit more strenuous as you have twist your upper body which doing the crunches. This exercise works for the upper and side upper abs. 10 crunches should be done in a single set and then after a little rest one should proceed to the next set. A total of 3 sets should be enough for the start.

 

 

  1. Leg Raises

This exercise is basically for the lower abs and is one of the most important ones. Removing the lower fat of the belly is very difficult, so in your routine this is a must exercise if you are serious about staying in good shape. A total of 12 raises would be enough for the start. Rest and adequate stretching is mandatory before starting the next set. Do 3 sets in total before you move on to the next exercise.

 

 

  1. Bicycle Crunches

These crunches unlike the other crunches work for the entire area of the abs. they are also very simple to do and the amount of strain on the body is comparatively less. A total of 20 crunches should be done before moving onto the next set. Do 3 sets in total before you move on to the next exercise.

 

 

  1. Flutter kicks

These crunches work for the entire abs except for the side part of the abs. they are similar to the leg raises but instead of both the legs moving up and down only one moves alternatively. A total of 20 kicks would be enough for the start. Rest between the sets for at least 1 minute and a total of 3 sets should be done each having 20 flutter kicks.

 

 

  1. Heel Touches

Again a very simple exercise to do but must be done properly. It works on your upper and side lower part of the abs It can be done quickly but it must be done as shown else the effect will not be proper. The key thing in this exercise to remember is that you must not lift your entire body up, you must come up to a certain angle and then do the touches without lying down back. 10 touches should be enough for a total of 3 sets

 

 

  1. Elbow Plank

This exercise only looks easy but it very strenuous for your body. It also is very effective as it works on the entire area of the abs and a little on your triceps also. One just has to stay in this position for a time of around 60 seconds. The body should be kept as straight as possible so that this exercise will have its effect on the body. A total of 3 sets should be enough for the start and also rest is very crucial for this exercise. Adequate stretching should be done in a proper manner.

 

 

  1. Sitting Twists

This is an easy exercise to follow and also won’t take up much time to complete it. It works only on the side lower abs and it must be done while sitting upright and twisting your body side to side as shown below. A total of 10 twists should be enough for the start. Do 3 sets in total and also some stretching between the sets.

 

 

 

If you follow these above mentioned exercise in the same order you will see the results yourself. Rest is also very essential; you must not workout for the entire week. It would be better if you take a break or rest day in between.

After you think that 3 sets can be completed very easily by you then you can progress to 5 sets and after that to 7 sets. But remember no matter how ant sets you do take a little break in between and then continue.

 

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