Tired of hiding the belly in long loose tees and other accessories? No fret, just give 10 minutes daily to work on your abs. Here are five easy steps to get a sexy mid-riff to be flaunted in 3 weeks.
To tighten the belly, this is one of the most effective exercise. Lie on a mat and pull up your body to a plank position and hold the position with help of your elbows. The shoulder must be over your elbows. Keep your abs flat and clench down on the mat. Keep breathing and hold the position up for a minute, do not lower your back or tighten.
Crunches are the most dreadful exercises, but great at flattening your abs. To do this, lay on your back and bend knees while keeping the feet flat on the floor but at a small gap. Exhale slowly as you lift your shoulders towards the knee. Inhale and release when reach the tip. Initially it will be bit difficult to reach the knees but with time, you will be able to do. Repeat this exercise 30 times.
This hold strengthens not only abdomen but also the back and sides, where the tyres hang out. Lay on your back and lift your legs and back off the ground to form a V-shape, holding your arms to the side of your leg. Keep your back and legs straight and hold the position. Exhale while pulling yourself and inhale slowly while releasing. Repeat this exercise for 30 times.
The Isometric Bicycle
Isometric bicycle not only works on the abs and back but also, for shaping the legs. Place your hands behind your ears when you lie down on the mat, pointing your elbows out. Lift your shoulders and move your right elbow to your left knee, keeping your spine connected to the floor. Hold this position for 20 seconds and switch, finishing with a fast bicycle move and repeat till one and a half minute.
Working on your abs, side abs exercises, tones the entire body sideline, giving a great shape and boosting the speed of shedding the excess flab hanging out on the sides. Lie on the mat side ways, resting your head on the elbows. Keep the feet on the floor together. Slowly raise the leg on the top and stretch to its limit and bring it back to that position. Repeat this motion about 20 times and then lie on the opposite side and repeat the process.
TIp: Kindly consult a trainer or doctor in case you are a beginner or have back problems.
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