For many people looking to get in better shape, the problem spot they want to focus on is their stomach. Be it due to poor eating habits or inactivity, the stomach can accumulate unattractive deposits of fat that are difficult to get rid of. Fortunately, there are a variety of ab exercises you can practice that will help to tone your and give you a sleek, sexy core.
First, there is the traditional crunch. These ab exercises, in the regular form, require you to lay on a flat, steady surface, with your knees slightly bent. Clasp your hands behind the nape of your neck, and using your abdominal muscles, lift your head, neck, and shoulder blades off of the ground and towards your knees. Controlling your abdominals, lower yourself back down. Repeat until you have completed the process 100 times. If you can do these ab exercises once a day, you’ll start seeing the results within a week. In a month’s time, the definition in your abs will be visible.
Another form of ab exercises are known as side crunches. These ab exercises work the obliques, or the long muscles lining the side of your abdomen. To complete these types of crunches, lay on your back as though you were going to complete a traditional crunch. However, before rising off the ground, roll your knees to the side so that your hips are perpendicular with the ground and your shoulders are still flat on the ground. Then, repeat the motion you used while doing traditional crunch ab exercises on each side, twenty five reps at a time. Fifty reps on each side every day will help to define your waist.
Ab exercises are not all crunches, though. One way to work out your abdomen are leg lifts. To complete this exercise, lay flat on your back with your palms on the ground next to you. Slowly, using control, lift both legs off of the ground, keeping them straight, until they are perpendicular with the ground. Make sure to keep your back and buttocks flat on the ground the whole time. Slowly lower your legs in the same fashion back to the ground, and repeat the process. This is particularly useful for working out your lower abdominals. Repeat the process forty to fifty times a day.
Ab exercises are often made out to be far more complicated than they need to be. You don’t need a fancy machine, hundred dollar classes or liposuction to give your stomach definition. Following traditional routines on a consistent basis, and, of course, pairing them with healthy eating, can give you the results you desire.