8 Popular Exercises to Build Ripped Abs

Abdominal exercises are important in keeping the muscles of your core healthy, strong, and of course, visually appealing. These abdominal exercises are also useful for improving performance in certain sports, relieving back pain, and mitigating harm from abdominal impacts.

You can do long and complicated training sessions, like many people follow, but the best abs workout is the one that won’t turn the clock on you and one that you’ll be able to do over and over again.

This workout is composed of eight abdominal exercises carefully chosen to work both the upper and lower abs. Hit this workout three times a week, stick to a healthy diet that goes easy on the calories, do some lifting and the right amount of cardio, and you’ll soon see some serious progress in six-pack region.

  • Flutter Kick

Lie on your back with legs straight and arms extended out by your sides. Lift your legs about 6 inches off the floor and rapidly kick your feet up and down in a quick motion mimicking that of a scissor.

  • Leg Raise

Lie on the floor. Keep your legs straight and raise them up until they’re in the air in a vertical position. Lower your back down, but stop just short of the floor to keep more tension on your abs before the next rep.

  • V- Ups

V-ups! Lay down with hands above the head and legs straight out. Then bring both the arms and legs together creating a V shape. The torso (trunk) must come off the ground, bringing the arms up.

  • Crunches

A crunch begins with lying on the floor with knees bent and feet placed on the ground. The movement begins by curling the shoulders towards the pelvis. The hands can be beside or behind the neck or crossed over the chest. Note that injury can be caused by pushing against the neck or head with hands.

  • Forearm Plank

Start from facing down on the mat with forearms on the floor. Lift hips off the mat, keeping your abs tight and back straight. Engage the legs and glutes to prevent hips from dipping or lifting, so the body forms a straight line from heels to head. Aim to hold the plank for 60 seconds or more.

  • Knee-In

Sit on the floor or on a exercise bench with your legs extended in front of you and your hands holding on the sides for the support. Keep your knees together and pull them towards your chest until you can’t go any farther.

  • Toe –Toucher

Lie on the floor with your legs touching and extended in front of you, and your hands by your side. Lift your legs up as high as you can while at the same time bringing your torso (trunk) towards them and reaching your hands toward the toes. Repeat the movement until failure.

  • Sit-up

Lie flat on your back on the floor with your Knees Bent and your legs secured under a piece of heavy furniture or bench. Place your hands on your chest. Flexing your abdominal muscles, raise your torso until you are in sitting position.  

These are just some of the many great abs workouts. You can find more similar workouts at FitsApp. So keep exploring to find the right ones for you.

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