A lot of people in a fitness regime or the other desire to have shredded abs. Sometimes, it looks like it’s never really going to happen, because there is little or no difference no matter how hard you train. Although, it’s always advisable you don’t just focus on your abs and forget other parts of the body, your ab exercises still matter. You are probably doing the wrong exercises or you’re simply not doing the right ones correctly. Below are 4 exercises to give you the ab you desire.
Lie on the floor, with your face up, hands behind your head and your head and shoulders lifted off the floor. Lift your legs, using your abdominal and keep them straight. Now, lower your left leg until it is about 6 inches off the floor, while you support your right leg by grabbing its back and pulling it towards you. Try not to strain your neck or jut your chin forward as you do this. Keep alternating both legs as you scissor kick into the air.
2. Slider pike
Get towels or sliders to perform this move. Begin in a high plank position, with your feet on sliders. Contract your low abs and pull your feet toward your hands, as you lift your hips toward the ceiling into a pike position. Now, push your feet out slowly and lower back to the starting position.
3. Slider knee tuck
Like the previous move, you will need towels or sliders. Get into a high plank position, with your feet on sliders. Brace your core and pull your feet in toward your chest and ensure your shoulders doesn’t hunch and you don’t lean forward too much. Then push your feet back to return to the starting position. You can also do this with a stability ball rather than sliders or towels.
4. Jack knife
Lie on the floor, with your face up, feet together, your arms extended straight back behind your head and your legs extended too. This is the starting position. Now, breathe in deeply, then exhale. Squeeze your abs as you exhale, raise your right arm and left leg and touch your foot with your hand. Inhale, and lower back to the starting position. Repeat for 15 to 20 seconds on the same leg, then switch legs.
Your diet is also important to make your effort worth it. Cut down on fatty foods and eat more of fiber and protein rich foods, to help you lose weight and build muscle.
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