A flat stomach with perfect abs and a shaped figure is something that requires consistent effort and a series of localized exercises that need to be performed frequently.
However, for those fighting for the perfect abs, there are times when you feel frustrated at the fact that you don’t have the abs of your dreams. Why is that?
Everyone is capable of getting perfect abs, you just have to know how to do it. Those who fail to reach their goals do so because they don’t know how to design the right routine and they give up.
When it comes to sculpting this part of the body, you need to be smart about it before you begin. For this reason, we’re going to give you the steps for 4 different activities to get started. Give it a shot!
1) Classic crunches
Lie flat on your back with your knee folded so as to make a 90 degree angle. Keep your hands under the sides of your head. Your elbows should be turned out and not inwards. Now lift your upper up to a 45 degree angle. Keep looking straight instead of bending your neck. Come back to lie on the ground, repeat 15 to 20 times.
2) Side crunches
Lie on your right side with your legs on top of each other with your knees bent. Place your both hands on the side of your head. Crunch up with your side as high as you can, focusing on the movement to work the obliques as much as possible. Repeat 8 to 12 times, switch and repeat on the right side.
3) Frog crunches
Start seated with your knees bent out in front of you. Lean back slightly so your torso is at a 45-degree angle to the floor and your shins are parallel to the floor. Keep your abs engaged as you straighten your legs and simultaneously bring your arms out to the side. Bring your arms and legs back in to the starting position. Continue pulsing like this as you hold your core steady. Repeat 8 to 12 times.
4) Scissor crunches
Start lying on your back with your hands underneath your tailbone for support, or simply keep them by your side. Contract your abs and raise your legs a few inches off the ground. Keeping your back flat on the ground, raise one leg up toward your chest. If your hands are by your sides, you can choose to grab ahold of the raised leg before releasing it back down. As one leg lowers, raise the other one. Continue to switch off. Repeat 15 to 20 times.