Do you want a six pack body just like the Hollywood stars? If yes, then you are just a few exercises away. Trust us, it is nothing but a simple routine to be followed with dedication and commitment.
And the good thing is, a fit body comes with several other advantages – such as keeping back pain at bay, increasing your flexibility and boosting your agility and energy levels.
Now, if you are a beginner, you might find these exercise a bit tough in the initial stages. But, we are sure that you will thank yourself once you start seeing – or rather feeling the results.
So, without wasting any more time, let’s start flexing those muscles that will bring you the real-time results you have been wanting for so long.
1. Spiderman Plank Crunch
To get started, position yourself in a traditional plank frame resting your forearms on the ground or mat and body completely straight. Now, bring your right knee forward to the right elbow and then return to the original position.
Repeat the same with your left knee by bringing it towards your left elbow and back to your normal position – you have completed one rep.
Now repeat the same for at least 10 times. Initially, you can do 10 or less reps, but try to gradually increase the pace. The good thing is, this movement helps you work your entire core, as you are working the front and back of your body without any equipment.
You see, it’s simple and requires only a mat, so you can do it anytime and anywhere.
2. Cable Rotation
Stand straight and hold a cable with both hands at shoulder height. Keep your arms straight and fixed in front of you, and make sure you can feel your abs engaged. Now rotate the upper part of your body to the right, completing a half circle and back to the original position.
Once the half cycle is done, repeat the same processing on the left-hand side – your first rep is done. Now, do the same process on alternate sides and do at least 10 reps for one set.
This move is great for those who are sports enthusiasts, such as golfers, baseball players, tennis players and other racquet sports.
3. Cross Crunch
Lie on your back on a yoga mat and outstretch your legs and arms in such a way that your body makes an “X”. Ensure that your hands and legs are straight. Now bring your left hand towards your right leg and back to the initial position. Similarly, push the right hand towards the left leg and back to your normal position. While doing the exercise do not forget to raise your neck, head and shoulder off the floor.
Also, try to complete at least 10 reps for one set.
This is another simple and safe exercise with effective and fast results. When you pull your legs off the floor, you’re actually working on getting your lower abs in shape. In this movement, your hands and legs meet diagonally and hit the oblique and rectus abdominis, which means your entire body works during the exercise.
4. Bicycle Crunch
This is another exercise to do on floor. Start with positioning yourself on the back with hands resting behind your head and legs lifted off the ground at a 90-degree angle. Now, bring your left elbow toward the right knee and then right elbow toward the left knee, building up to 60 seconds.
Try to hold this crunch for a few seconds for a concentrated and slower movement. These movements target three key areas of your body at a time. The cross crunch targets your oblique while the reverse crunch targets your lower abs.
These are some easy yet most effective abs improving exercises that you can do anywhere and at any time with the help of one or no equipment.
Now, if you’re a mum-to-be and want to stay as fit as possible, you may or may not be able to do these exercises. When such is the case, it’s better that you take up a pre and post natal personal training package and let your experienced trainers help you stay in good health.