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Stop Crunching And Try This Simple Routine For Absolutely Ripped Abs at Home

Hold the position for a few moments, then slowly lower your hips back down to the floor. Perform 5 sets of 15 reps.

4. Oblique crunches

Lie on your right side with the legs on top of each other, bent at the knees. Place the left hand behind your head. Start by moving your left elbow up and crunch as high as you can.

Hold the position for a few moments, focusing on the contraction in the obliques. Slowly return to the starting position and do a few more repetitions on the left side, then switch and repeat on the right side. Perform 5 sets of 30 reps (15 reps on each side).

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5. Alternating elbow-to-knee

Lie on your back and cross your arms across your chest so that the right-hand rests on the left shoulder and the left-hand rests on the right shoulder. Crunch up and bring the right elbow towards the left knee, then drop back to the floor. Then alternate to the other side and bring the left elbow towards the right knee. Perform 5 sets of 30 reps (15 reps on each side).

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6. Reverse hip crunch thrusts

Lie on your back with your head and neck resting on the floor, bent knees and flat feet. Your arms should be by your sides. Keeping a tight core, slowly roll your legs up towards your ears, bringing the hips up towards you. Hold the position for a few moments, then slowly lower the legs back to the floor. Perform 5 sets of 15 reps.

These exercises are simple yet very powerful and the high number of sets is guaranteed to get your mid-section burning. So if you want to rock some impressive abs this summer, start sweating right now!

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