Best exercises for amazing abs
All you need to get those amazing abs is your mat and of course this set of 8 best exercises for six pack abs. Are you ready? Go ahead and roll out your mat and let’s go!
1. Genie abs
Sit down on your butt only. Put your hands right on top to each other at your chest level. Bring your knees together and squeeze the heels. Keep your spine straight, touch the toes on to the mat and then lift up the legs touching the arms with your knees.
To make this a little bit harder you can lower your upper body and then come back up.
You should be really engaging your lower abs and also you’re gonna feel your quads working. Always keep your knees together, toes pointed and your back straight.
Do this exercise for about one minute straight if you desire some amazing abs. Then rest for 10 seconds.
2. Eagle abs
Lie down on your back, bring your legs together and lift them from the mat. Bring your arms together in front of your chest. Keep your tailbone and shoulders off the mat. Now bring your knees to your elbow, squeeze for a second and get back to the starting position.
For best results do this abs exercise for one minute and then rest 10 seconds. To make it harder, pulse for 10 more seconds before you rest.
3. Runaway abs
Lie down on your back with shoulders off the mat. Put your hands behind your neck with elbows wide. Raise your legs to a 60 degrees angle to the floor and flutter your legs. Keep your lower back on the mat and your legs straight. Do it for about a minute and then rest 10 seconds.
4. Star abs
Bring your knees to your chest into a tight ball and hold them with your hands. Then reach long with your hands and legs wide open just like a star. Return to the starting position. To get those amazing abs you need to repeat this exercise for one minute straight. Then you can rest 5-10 seconds.
To make it harder, lift your back from the mat when you go into the “ball” position.
5. Clock abs
Pretend that you’re at the beach and want to get tan. So come down on your elbows, lift your chest up and lengthen your neck. Keep your legs together and straight with your toes pointing to the ceiling. Pretend that your toes are at 12 o’clock. Bring them down to 3 o’clock, then to 6, to 9 and back to 12 o’clock. Then move your legs counterclockwise.
Remember to keep your shoulders away from your ears. Perform this exercise for one minute and you’ll get amazing abs.
6. Hollow rock
Lie down on your back, bring your hands together over your head and cross the ankles. Lift up pretending that you’re a banana (with shoulders and legs off the mat). Now balance your body from your back to your butt. Do this for one minute.
7. Single leg drop
Lie down on your back with your hands behind your tailbone and bring your legs up to the ceiling. This is your starting position. Now bring one leg down then bring it up. Then do the same with your other leg.
Again, perform these moves for a minute straight. Your amazing abs will start to build and you can feel this in your lower abs.
To make it harder, change your starting position. Bring your legs just a little bit above the floor. One leg goes up to the ceiling, then comes down and change legs.
8. The earthquake
We do the earthquake because at this point of the workout you are going to shake involuntarily 🙂
So stand down on your butt with legs straight on the floor and arms straight, palms facing each other. Keep your back straight at 90 degrees to the floor. This is your starting position. To complete this earthquake exercise, bring your upper body to a lower position (50-60 degrees to the floor) and hold there as long as you can.
To make it really harder lift your hands up above your head.
Now that you have the best exercises to build those amazing abs, all you need is 15 minutes per week. Or even 30 minutes if you’ve decided to work out on your abs 2 times a week.
Let me know in the comments below which one of these moves you hated the most. Build your amazing abs and stay fit!
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