Your body is able to adapt to exercises and they are not all the time fully effective, so you need to change them. You should target your abs from different angles, building a strong core and mastering the challenge of instability.
Here is very well designed a 5-move workout that helps you to keep abs lean and strong for athletic activities. This routine targets your entire range of abdominal muscles with a set of exercises designed to flatten your stomach or keep that six-pack!
Get ready to carve your way to a stellar stomach!
- Exercise-Ball Tuck
– Starting position – push-up position with your feet on a Swiss ball, your hands out in front of you and palms on the ground
– Engaging your abs in moving your body, pull your knees in and then back out
Perform 3 sets of 20 reps (30-60 sec rest between sets)
The benefits will be seen in your core, improving concentration and overall muscle strength. Performing it on a moveable object create an additional challenge.
- Exercise-Ball Crunch
– Starting position – Lie on the ball, with your feet shoulders width apart on the ground and your hands together behind your head
– Lift your upper body trying to touch the ceiling and focusing on feeling that stretch at the top.
Perform 3 sets of 20 reps (30-60 seconds rest between the sets)
Benefits are seen in activating your core, enhancing stability more than a typical crunch does.
- Exercise-Ball Plank
– Starting position – a plank position with your forearms on an exercise ball and legs extended straight behind you
– Engaging your core in moving up as high as possible and returning down to the starting position.
Perform 3 sets of 20 reps (30-60 seconds rest between the sets).
Additional challenge: To increase benefits use a single leg, or roll the ball out and then back in.
- Alternating V-Up
– Starting position – sitting on a mat, place your arms behind you, and bring your knees to tabletop position.
– Bringing your chest up and knees in, alternate between bringing them to the left and right side.
Perform 5 sets of 10 reps (30-60 seconds rest between the sets).
The benefits – they really throw off your balance.
- Alternating Toe Touch
– Starting position – Lying flat on your back, lift your shoulder blades off the mat and bring one leg up, reaching your toes with your arms
– Alternate between your right and left legs.
Perform 4 sets of 15 reps (30-60 seconds rest between the sets).