All about the best ab workouts!
If women could make one impossible wish come true, they would eat all the pizza they want without stocking any belly fat. Unfortunately, our bodies don’t work out this way!
For many of us, getting a flat, firm midsection is easier said than done. We may have invisible abs, hidden under layers and layers of fat. However, with wider pelvis muscles and a longer waist, it is rather challenging to get rid of belly fat.
Don’t be discouraged though; If you’re looking to train your abs, there is still a huge variety of fat burning workouts that will help you achieve that goal! Nuyu gym presents to you the five best ab workouts for a stronger core.
Different moves for the best ab workouts
1. The plank
A wonderful exercise to work your core, planks are present in almost every fat burning workout. They stimulate your abdominal muscles – far more than a regular crunch does – and strengthen your back muscles too. Cherry on top: they’re pretty straightforward!
Hold your body in one straight line, by keeping your forearms and the balls of your feet on the ground.
2. The bicycle crunch
This fat burning exercise is highly acclaimed and widely recommended for strengthening abdominal muscles, including lower stomach and oblique muscles. To successfully complete it, lie on your fitness mat, bend your knees in a 90-degree angle and move your legs just like you do on a bicycle. Simultaneously, perform crunches while twisting your body, i.e. move your left elbow towards your right knee and vice versa.
3. Side plank
Another extension of the plank, side planks offer a multitude of benefits: not only do they torch your oblique muscles, but they also reinforce and shape your upper body, quads, thighs, hamstrings and glutes.
Lying on the ground, move to your side and place your feet one over the other. While keeping one forearm perpendicular to your torso, bring your hip up for 30 to 60 seconds.
4. Vertical leg crunch
Even though this belly fat burning exercise might be slightly tricky, it stimulates considerably more abdominal muscles than regular crunches.
Since it’s so worth it, here’s how you do it: lie on your back, get your legs up in the air, and slightly bend your knees. Aim for your ankles with your hands, by only contracting your abs, and leaving your chin off your chest.
5. Reverse crunch
Engage both your lower and side abdomen muscles with this simple move. Tuck your hands under your buttocks and bend your knees. Then, bring them up to a 90-degree position away from your upper body; and tilt your pelvis bringing your knees even closer. Release and repeat for 15-20 times. If you want to know more about belly fat workouts, head over to Nuyu gym now!