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Getting The Toned Abs We All Want

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Is there anything else that will make you feel worse than a flabby stomach? Even if you have great hair and a terrific outfit, your looks will be ruined by a protruding tummy. Though surgery can instantly solve your problem, there are less invasive ways you can take to flatten your tummy.

Exercises that work on the tummy and strengthens the core are the most important exercises you must do. A strong core allows you to have enough strength to perform your daily tasks and results in better posture. This will make you feel and look better.

A good start off exercise for the abs is the hunch. Go down on the floor on your knees and hands. Contract your abs toward the backbone while you lift and round your spine. Hold the position for 15 seconds then flatten it for 10 seconds. Repeat from the start.

Next, with your hands and knees on the floor shoulder width apart, lift and stretch your left leg straight towards the back. Meanwhile, lift and stretch your right arm to the front. Your right arm, left leg and torso must be aligned like a horizontal line. Your lower back must not curve. Hold this position for 5 seconds and repeat using the right leg and left arm. Repeat 5 times on each side.

Use an exercise ball with the feet flat on the floor. Cross the arms over the chest with the chin slightly tucked. Contract your stomach muscles and exhale while you slowly raise the torso in a half sitting position. Slowly lower the torso while inhaling back to your starting position. Repeat 8 to 10 times.

Lie flat on the back, put your hands under the head and bend your knees. Contract your abs and lift your shoulders, alternating the left and right legs towards the elbows as if you are riding a bike. Repeat 10-12 times.

There are other ab workouts you could try. Do at least 3 of these regularly.