Who doesn’t want better abs? Most everyone would love to have a toned, shapely midsection. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to accomplish, especially if you’ve let yourself get out of shape. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible. With some hard work, determination and a great abs workout, you’ll be one step to those sexy abs you’ve always wanted.
Here are three great workouts for better abs:
- The Abdominal Hold. Sit straight on the edge of a chair with your hands beside of you. Point your fingers inward. Tighten your abs and pull your toes upward three or four inches off the floor. Lift your butt upward and hold off the chair for up to ten seconds. Relax for one minute and repeat. Do the exercise as often as you can throughout the day.
- Side Planks. Lay on your side with your top leg resting on the bottom one. Place your forearm at a 90 degree angle with your body. Lift your top leg up even with your body, hold for up to one minute and then lower your leg back down. Do five reps and switch sides. It will stimulate and tone your quads, thighs, hamstrings and glutes.
- The Barbell Squat. Stand up straight with your feet even with your shoulders. Place the barbell on your shoulders behind your head and lower your body into a squatting position. Push back up to the standing position with your heels. Keep your head up and back flat through each rep. Do three sets of 10 reps while resting in-between for about one minute.
If you’re tired of wasting your time on exercises that don’t get the results you want, try one of the workouts above. It may be exactly what you need to tighten and tone your abs. Remember, that it’s not all about exercise. You also need to eat healthy and do cardio to keep that fat off your abs so they can be seen.