These days a well maintained body shape is given a lot of importance. Simply being thin is not the main concern; having the right amount of body mass in the right place is what makes you feel attractive. A good body figure includes a flat abdomen. If you aspire to develop flat abs in the minimal time period, you need to devote your time and energy in the right abdominal exercises.
Ten tips that will help you develop a toned flat abdominal are listed below:
- First of all, disregard all the gimmicky fast abs structuring merchandises that are always promoted on television. If you have already tried them, you’ll be aware that they have no effect. Also don’t be attracted by the fat burning drugs, some of them may cause severe side effects.
- Always begin your workout with some light cardio for warm up, instead of abruptly starting off with rigorous exercises.
- Above your head pulley crunches:
Hold the cable winch, kowtow down beneath it and hold it adjacent above of your head. Now pull the rope in the direction of the ground by curling your abdominal. Tug the cable in an unsolidified motion but not in a hasty thrust. Also do not attempt to pull the cable to the ground as it will cause your knees to slide backwards. Hold till the point of extreme stomach intensity then get back to the initial position.
- Reverse crunches:
Reverse crunches are said to be more effective than the normal ones. Position yourself in the same way as you do for regular crunches, but place both arms straight on the rug alongside your body and elevate your head and shoulders just a little off the ground. Now elevate your pelvis by twisting it in the direction of your chest so that your bent knees come as close as they can to your torso.
- Abs cycles:
Start this exercise by lying down straight on the carpet with your hands grabbing the sides of your skull and place your feet on the ground at a right angle. Then you coil your stomach crossways by getting one elbow and the diagonal knee closer together, while keeping your other leg straight, a few inches higher than the ground. Do this with the other elbow and knee and repeat it.
- Sit-Up Hold:
For this exercise rest your body on the floor. While lying on your back, bend your knees so that your feet are flat on the floor. Now place your hands behind your head and keep your elbows bent. Use the abdominal muscles and raise your shoulders off the surface and hold that position for 10 seconds.
- Scissor V-Ups:
First you lie down on the floor on your back with your feet raised from the floor. Then kick your limbs from side to side while doing regular sit up crunches, making your legs work in the form of scissors.
- Create variations in exercise:
Do not continue with the same type of exercise all the time. This is very imperative as your abdominal muscles get used to the repetitive exercise very quickly. Thus perform different exercises for each muscle set.
- Split Squad Jumps:
These help you build your core and lean your abs up. They are mainly lunges but with a jump so that way they are fiercer. A hopping lunge with each hind frontward is one rep; do as many as your body permits.
- Everybody has abs but most of us have layers of fats that are covering them. We need to keep our eating habits in control and ask your instructor for fitness tips. That does not necessarily mean going on strict diets or following a stern pattern of consumption. But we need to modify our eating behavior and include right proportions of all nutrients in our diet.
Patrick Smith is a part time gym instructor and a personal trainer at http://www.talwalkars.net. He writes a weekly column in a local newspaper sharing fitness tips and his experiences with people struggling to lose weight. He aspires to open his private gym and be his own boss! Patrick believes that it’s not the food that is getting in people’s way of having a good body but their lethargy and under-confidence.