If you are looking for the best abdominal exercises to help you build flat well defined abs, you are in for a real treat. Why do I say that? Well, here you will not find only one exercise, but you will find three exercises that will target your abs from all the right angles. Exactly what you need to build beautiful abs. But be warned, these exercises are not intended for beginners. They are however perfect for if you are not that much of a beginner (a bit more advanced).
So without further ado (I bet you can’t wait to start), here are the 3 best exercises for intermediate exercise bunnies:
- Two point bridge – For your transverse abdominals. You start this exercise by getting in the basic plank (or push-up) position then you slowly lift your one leg and the opposite arms from the floor. Hold for a few counts, lower and repeat on the other side
- Oblique rotation – For your obliques (the sides of your abs) . This exercise is perfect for training your obliques and if you have love handles. This is how you do it: Hold a weighted object in your hands while standing, and slowly rotate to one side and then back to the other side. Make sure to rotate with your abs (while keeping them firm) and not with your back
- Raised knee pull ins – For your lower abs. The raised knee pull ins , is a variation of the bicycle crunch. To do this exercise, you lie on your back on an exercise mat, arms on the ground, feet flat on the floor. Press the small of your back firmly into the ground and make sure it stays there. Begin the exercise by lowering your legs to the ground, a few inches of the floor. Slowly bring one leg in to your chest and take it back to starting position. Repeat with the other leg.
- Weighted crunch – For your upper abs. This exercise is almost just like the traditional crunch, but you do it with weights. You can hold any weight to your chest; just make sure not to hurt yourself. If you don’t have access to weights, you can use a water bottle or even a bag of sugar. Make sure to move in a slow and controlled manner.
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