Everybody wants their midsection to look great. If your abs are not in good condition, you are nobody, at least to some. While a slim, muscled midsection looks great, it will look even better on a body which is well toned all around. Incorporate ab exercises into your routine for nice looking abs – and a nice looking body!
There are actually a few good ab exercises out there. If you try one and it isn’t for you, just move on, there’s more to choose between. Each exercise works better for some people than others. You’ll have to try many before finding some which you like. And naturally, your abs still get a workout no matter which one you choose.
1. Still Bike Crunches – Now while crunches can’t do the job alone, they’re beneficial. Bicycle crunches employ your ab muscle regions : rectus abdominal, lower abdominal and oblique abs. Do this exercise lying on the floor, back rounded and hands behind the neck to avoid straining yourself. Your higher abs will be engaged, and your lower abs will come into action as you lift your knees up to form a 90 degree angle. Move the other knee to the center of your body while moving the opposite elbow to your knee. Alternate sides for one full count every time.
2. Kickboxing and karate skills – You can do classes at the gymnasium or try using TaeBo tapes. The pulling down motions of your arms and the upward motion of your legs is like doing a crunch standing up! Kickboxing uses all of your abdominal muscles so helping your entire body burn fat. All of the movements you’ll do are done with your abs tightened ; this may help you keep balance for a better workout.
3. Torso Twists – A body twist tightens your abs as you move from side to side in short , fast movements. You need to do this one right to actually benefit your abs. Broomstick twists are done by standing and doing a sweeping motion first on one side, then the other. Stand with bent knees and arms extended on either side. Try to keep your hips still as you do the exercise. You need to make your abs do the work here.
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