Finding time to get a workout in is hard to come by these days. Luckily, abs are one of the easiest muscles to exercise, and it only takes a few minutes each day. In fact, you can complete an ab workout three to four times per week and still see results. Interested in finding out how to get the abs you’ve always wanted? Read on!
It takes a lot more than crunches to get a quality ab workout since our ab muscles aren’t in just one section of our torso. We have lower abs, upper abs, obliques, etc. and all must be exercised in order to see quality results.
One of the easiest exercises to get started with is the Bicycle. Performing this exercise will work all parts of your abs and provide results much faster than a standard crunch. To perform, start by lying on your back with your hands behind your head. Your knees whould be bent and your legs should be in the air. Now that you’re in the right position, you’re ready to start the exercise. Start by moving your right elbow to your left knee. The two should be moving closer to each other, so make sure both your leg and elbow are moving. Be sure that you’re focusing the movement in your abs. Do the same thing with the opposite elbow and knee. It’s good to do this exercise for about a minute, in addition to other ab exercises. Remember, it’s not about how many repetitions you can do, but rather the quality of each.
This second exercise is very easy to do anywhere. It’s similar to the Bicycle, only you’re standing up. Place your hands behind your head and then bring your right elbow to your left knee by lifting the knee and moving the elbow down. Repeat with the other side. Continue to do this exercise for one minute.
The third exercise is called the V-Up. This exercise requires a lot of ab strength, so don’t be discouraged if you can’t do many right away. To perform this exercise, lie on your back with your arms above your head, like you’re stretching. Without bending your legs and arms, lift both at the same time so that your fingers are touching your toes. As you come down, make sure not to touch the ground with your feet; go straight into the next repetition. You want to feel the workout, but make sure you don’t do more than you can handle.
These are just some basic exercises to get you started. If you add basic crunches to the mix, you will be sure to get a good ab workout and should start seeing results. More advanced individuals can add more time and repetitions to the exercises. Remember, eating right and getting cardio in will also assist you with getting better abs, so make sure you’re staying balanced!