Ever wondered how models maintain their great physique? Amazed at how Hollywood celebrities can easily get back to their former sexy selves after giving birth in just weeks? Not anyone will mind showcasing her assets. If there’s anything, we take pride in doing so. So how do we go about obtaining the body that everyone is craving for? Here are six known exercises to help you in getting that wanted six pack abs fast.
The first one is called the Crunches. Attacking the abdominal muscles by contracting your body until the core muscles tightens. This is done by lying on your back with your knees slightly bent and your hands holding the side of your head. Lift your shoulder blades and torso until your back is a few inches above the floor. Lower your body and repeat for 15 repetitions or more, depending on how much you can handle.
The second is the Bicycle Crunches. Targets the entire six pack simultaneously, plus the oblique muscles, which are found on the side of your waist. The starting position would be similar to regular crunches but bring your left knee towards your chest and try to reach it with your right elbow without pulling your head or neck. Do the same method on the opposite side by rotating your torso to the right, as you lower your left knee and right elbow, then lift your right knee and reach it with your left elbow. Repeat for 15 on each side or depending on how much you can handle.
The third one is Captain’s Chair Leg Raise but you need an equipment called the Captain’s Chair – a rack with padded arms and a backrest similar to an ordinary chair, but without the bottom support. Place your forearms on the padded arms and grip both handholds of the Chair, maintaining balance while your body is suspended. Contract the abs by lifting your knees toward your chest without swinging your legs. Lower your knees and repeat for 15 times or more, depending on how much you can handle.
Fourth is Vertical Leg Crunch. It strengthens your core by making your legs work in isolation and intensifying the load on your abs. Lie on your back, extend your legs vertically while keeping them straight, and place your hands on the ground. Lift your shoulder blades and torso upwards, while keeping your legs straight up. Lower your body and do it 15 repetitions or depending on how much you can handle.
The fifth one is Plank Exercises. They are considered one of the toughest workouts but strengthen every abdominal muscle as you try to maintain the position as long as you can. Face down on the floor while resting in your forearms. Keep your body straight and your lower back extended, as you hold the position as long as you can.
The sixth and the last one is the Russian Twists. The best exercise to develop your oblique muscles. You need a medicine ball, around 5 to 10 pounds or if you don’t have one, weights or water bottles can be a substitute. Sit on the floor, and grasp the medicine ball. Swing it from your left to right while maintaining a 45 degree angle and vice versa without touching the ground. You can do this as many times as you want or depending on how much you can handle.
Nothing can be gained without doing anything. If you want something, work hard for it. For in the end, you will benefit from all the hard work that you have wielded.