3 best daily ab exercises
Six-pack abs are impressive to look at, and we often assume that a lot of hours need to be spent at the gym. This is a myth. Obtaining a strong core is surprisingly easy, only if you know how to.
Visible abs is actually a product of the kitchen. One must include a diet leading to a low body fat percentage. Apart from these there are various workouts that will successfully harden and transform your abdominals..
According to a study done by the American Council on Exercise, there are three abdominal workouts that are most effective in achieving a strong core and washboard stomach muscles. These exercises are:
The Bicycle Manoeuvre or Bicycle Crunches
According to the ACE study, this is the most effective abs workout. For this position, you lie on your back with your legs in the air. Your knees should be pulled towards your chest. Hands should be placed behind your ears. Contract your shoulder blades as you lift each side off the floor while straightening one leg and rotating your body. This will lead to engagement of your core. Your elbow should reach towards your opposite leg with each rotation. The exercise uses all of the abdominal muscles that make up the six-pack.
For this workout, some gym equipment is required: a captain’s chair or a seatless chair with back and armrests. To use the captain’s chair, let your legs hang straight down. Then raise your knees towards your chest. Engage your abs muscles by pulling them towards your spine, and then slowly lower your legs. Repeat. This exercise stimulates both the abdominals and the oblique.
Crunch on Exercise Ball
The third most-effective abdominal workout, crunches are often the first exercise people think of when they are targeting their abs. However, crunches done on a medicine or balance ball will engage the core even more than a regular crunch. To do this exercise, lie on a ball with your hands behind your head. Carry out a typical crunch exercise of leaning back and use your core muscles to then bring you forward. This exercise generates less activity in the oblique and abdominals but this exercise is very effective because it also targets on balancing, which engages smaller ab muscles.
- Sonia Shah