Don’t buy into any instant abs diet or workout formula that promises to shape your abs for you. There is one person who give you sexy abs; that is you. Use the following ab exercises to help blast belly fat and eliminate love handles.
Implement the following exercises into your workout routine to carve beautiful, sexy abs. Use these exercises to enhance your regular diet and exercise routine. The more ab work you perform during your workout the more quickly you will be able to achieve toned, sexy abs.
Yoga hip raise strengthens and tones abs for a flat belly.
Performing a yoga hip raise is beneficial to hip, thigh, abdominal muscles. It is simple to perform and can be incorporated into pre-workout stretch or post workout cool-down.
Lie on the floor and place your feet shoulder width apart, with knees bent. Push your upper back and shoulders into the floor as you lift your pelvis parallel to the ceiling. Lift and pull with your abdominal muscles, while you push with your leg muscles. Also squeeze your glute muscles.
Begin with a minimum of two sets of 8 reps, work up to two to three sets of 15 reps. Another alternative for maximizing this exercise is to hold the position, with your abdominals elevated and pulled tight for as long as you can. Continue working to hold the position longer and longer.
Use a stability ball to get rid of belly fat.
Lie back on a stability ball. Position the ball in the small of your back and hold yourself in position with your legs spread slightly more than shoulder width apart.
Place your hands behind your head to support your neck. Try not to lift from your neck and back. The stability ball should help you focus on pulling into a sit-up using your abs. Begin pulling with upper abs and pull all the way through to lower, or transverse abs.
You will be surprised how much more effective and targeted abdominal crunches are when using a stability ball. As soon as you master this move you’ll be on your way to tighter abs.
Assume the Superman position to tighten your abs.
Work your abs in Superman pose by lying face down in the floor. Straighten your legs behind you, extending your toes. Simultaneously lift your arms and upper body into a Superman flying position. Your hands should be open reaching upward, arms beside your ears. Then, lift up your feet.
Hold the position for a count of 15. As your strength increases, increase the amount of time spent holding the Superman position. Reach and hold a minimum of 3 to 5 times. Do more if you can.
This move is easy to learn, but challenging to perform and will help eliminate love handles and tighten your tummy.
Learn how to perform Shaun T.’s Hip-Hop Abs core move.
If you have never had the benefit of working out to Hip-Hop Abs, by Beachbody, Inc., then you may be surprised at how easy, fun, and effective this abdominal exercise can be. It will work upper and lower abdominals and can be modified to work your obliques, as well.
The hip-hop ab move is essentially a standing crunch that will carve out sexy abs. Stand with your feet slightly more than shoulder length apart. Lean your shoulders forward just enough to require yourself to pull them back using your upper abdominal muscles. Pull back your shoulders and tighten your ab muscles feeling the pull all the way down from your upper abs through your transverse abs. As you pull up roll your vertebrae, one on top of the other, but pull up using your ab muscles. As you reach the transverse abs you will need to thrust your hip forward a little to complete the move.
There are two great things about this abdominal workout. One is that it can be performed from a standing position. Two, it is a great abdominal exercise to add to your dance routine, or implement when you are dancing or performing other aerobics and no one will know you are secretly working your abs.
A third perk of doing Hip-Hop abs is that adding this move to your routine is a quick way to sexy abs.
Thank Shaun T. and Hip-Hop Abs for that awesome move!
Work away love handles with the ab sculpting knee pull.
Get on all fours, in the cat yoga position. To work upper and lower obliques bend and pull your knee in toward your chin. Pull it is high and close to your chest as possible. Do fifteen reps on each side. Do two or three sets.
Pull your knee in toward the opposite ear to work your obliques. Do fifteeen on each side. You can do one side at a time or alternate, whichever is more comfortable for you.
To see results, a flat tummy and toned abs, it is important to do these ab exercises five times a week. Continue working to extend the number or sets, reps, and length of time that you hold a pose while the ab muscles are engaged.
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