It is a commonly enquired question amongst both the genders that what is the optimum method to train our abs? All of us, whether we admit it or not, are looking for ways to effectively train our abs. After all, who doesn’t want to trim the fats stored in the tummy region and score perfectly toned abs.
This goal isn’t achieved without putting in any effort; it requires exercising and plenty of hard work. Now that summers have descended upon us in its full glory, it is the ideal time of the year to shed some kilos and train your abs. Listed underneath are some of the most effective and productive exercises to tone those abs.
1. Eliminate fat-digesting carbohydrates from your diet.
It must be difficult to do so initially, but once you see the positive results, you will adhere to this idea. These carbohydrates shoots up the insulin level, resulting in larger sums of fats being stored in your body, especially in the upper abs. avoid foods like white sugar, white bread, white rice and replace them with brown versions of them.
2. Perform abdominal holds.
Sit at the edge of a balanced chair placing your hands on its sides. Tighten your abdomen and slightly lift your toes and butt. Hold this position for around 10 seconds, and then return to the original state. Perform this for at least one minute.
3. Do opposite arm and leg raises.
Bent down on all-fours, keeping your knees under the hips and hands underneath your shoulders. Then simultaneously raise your left arm to shoulder length and right leg to hip height. Hold this posture 5 seconds, stretching forward with your fingers, and backwards with your heels. Then return to original position and perform the same act with other arm and leg.
This is a simple technique but let me assure you its highly effectual. Place your palms beneath your shoulders and go up in an extreme push up position. Hold this pose for half a minute with your abs tightened, arms and legs extended, at the same time keeping your spine straight. As your stamina develops over time, try holding this position for about a minute or so for better outcome.
5. The climb ups.
A modified version of the traditional crunches, this exercise trains our abs efficiently. Lie down on the floor and wrap a long scarf around your foot and hold its ends with both your hands. Extend one leg at a time and slowly slide your hand up the scarf while you lift your neck off the floor. Remain in this state for a count of 5 and then go back to the starting position. Perform this action with the other leg now. For maximum results, perform about 2 sets of 8 reps.
6. The cobra.
No doubt, it is one of those deceptive exercises which appear quite easy but take up a lot of effort to be performed. Lie down at your stomach, with your face towards the floor and palms close to your chest. Now, lift your head, chest and neck off the floor, pointing towards ceiling, while bringing down your shoulders. Hold it for about 1o to 15 seconds and lower back down. Perform its 3 sets of about 10 reps at a time and witness how it quickly train your abs.
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