We asked around, and it turns out no one is proud of sporting an extended gut or bloated mass around their waist. Male, female, young and old – no one likes to walk around with a big belly that gets everywhere before the rest of them. Well, maybe everyone except the fans of the new trend of ‘Dad Bods’.
If you’ve read this far, we’re sure you’re not one of them though. Let us help you sculpt some rock hard abs with our collection of workout moves and some easy tips, backed by science! Who knows, maybe you’ll get over that spoonful of Nutella you mercilessly downed, Mr. Potato!
Here’s a basic yet super effective workout to begin with. Start on your side with your feet put one on the other. Align your legs straight and life off of your side from your elbow placed at right angles to the ground. Contract your core and don’t forget to breathe! Hold this position for 20 seconds and release. Time to work the other side!
Is it a bird? Is it a dog? Maybe you’ll find out. Remain on all four and tighten your abdominal muscles. Keep your gaze fixed on the floor and keep your spine and neck in a neutral position. Once you’re comfortable with this pose, extend your right arm and left leg forwards. Extra points if you can work in a nice and burning stretch. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat with the left arm and right leg.
V-Ups or Vertical Leg Crunches
Position yourself by lying flat on the ground with your legs vertically up as if against a wall. Hold this position and curving your back, try to extend so as to make your fingertips touch your toes. Make sure your core is contracted while doing this move and you should feel an amazing burn in the abdominal region. Repeat until failure!
The Boat Pose
Sit with your feet on the floor and lightly bend your knees. You can clasp the back of the knees with your hands for support. Lean back and contract your core. Then, slowly begin to raise your calves till they are parallel to the floor and hold this for a few seconds. This pose is guaranteed to sail you smoothly to those abs!