Most of the fitness expert’s world over will agree that the most difficult areas to lose weight or the target area is your tummy. Belly fat is stubborn and you not need to take care of your diet but also follow a workout schedule to lose fats from your tummy. Through this post today we will share 7 exercises that mainly target abs. The rules to do this workout are simple, perform each exercise for 45 seconds and then give a 15 second break. Aim to do 4 sets of each during the day, like 2 in morning and 2 in evening. This can be re-jigged around your work schedules and exercise regime. Although we have mentioned 4 sets but there is no upper limit. Scroll over :
1. Russian Twists
Take an exercise and lie straight with your knees bent. Lift your upper body and form a V shape. Fully extend your arms and clasp your hands in front of your upper body. Twist your upper body towards right. Ensure your arms are parallel to the floor and hold the contraction. Return your body to starting position and repeat on the other side.
2. Windshield Wipers
Lie straight on exercise mat with your arms fully extended on both side of your body and form a T with your upper body. Keep your hands firmly on the ground and lift your legs and knees to form a 90 degree angle. Incline your legs and let them touch the ground. Hold this position for a second and repeat on the other side. Repeat.
3. Reverse Plank
Sit on the exercise mat with your legs fully extended and palms pressed firmly on the ground behind your hips. Lift your hips and torso off the ground towards ceiling. Keep your legs and arms straight and make sure your entire body from head to heels forms a straight line. Hold the position for 10 to 15 seconds, release and repeat
4. Side Plank Leg Lift
To do the side plank leg lifts, lie on right side of your body. Raise your body up, keep your forearm fully extended with palm placed firmly on the floor. Flex your feet and raise your left hand to towards ceiling. Keep your spine straight and raise your left leg up and let it go higher than your top hip. Slowly bring your leg back to your bottom leg and repeat. Follow 10 to 15 reps and repeat on the other leg.
5. Alternating Two Point Plank
To do this exercise, get your body in plank position with your hands under your shoulders and feet in straight with your hips. Lift your left leg and make sure your heel is even with your pelvis. Keep your torso engaged and extend your right arm forward. Engage your abs and feel the stretch and hold position for 1 to 2 seconds. Return to starting position and repeat on the right leg.
6. Hamstring Curl
You can do this exercise on floor as well as on machine. To do this exercise on floor, lie on stomach with your hands in front of you. Bend your knees and lift your legs off the ground. Ensure that your knees remain together and are placed firmly on the floor and your spine remains straight. Release the position and repeat.
7. Cat Cow
To do this exercise, get your hands and knees on the floor. Ensure that your knees are under your hips and wrist directly under your shoulders. Keep your spine in neutral position, back straight and engage your abs. Inhale and then exhale. Engage your abs and turn your spine towards ceiling. Tuck in your chin towards your chest and release your neck to form cat position. Breathe in, lift your head, arch up back and free your belly to cow position. Repeat.