Want to get those washboard abs you have been dreaming of? Here Are some simple ab exercises you can do anywhere?
Being Able To See Your Washboard Abs
You can have solid abs with muscles large enough to have a six-pack, but you would never know if they are covered in fat. These exercises will help you build the muscles in your abs, but there is no isolate fat burning workout. Your body is going to burn fat from all over, not just where you are putting in the effort. Although, if your washboard abs are to covered in fat, then no one can see them. If that is the case, you need to work on your healthy eating as well as exercise.
4 Easy At-Home Washboard Abs Exercises
1. Lying Leg Raises
Leg raises place primary stress on the lower half of your rectus abdominis. Although, the muscle fibers of your upper rectus abdominis are also being utilized. Additionally, your intercostal muscles are worked. Leg raises work the hard to manage lower abs. Consequently, leg raises are a good ab exercise to start and warm-up.
Proper Leg Raise Form
Lie on your back. Stabilize your body by putting your hands down by your side on the floor or pillow. Then lift your legs slightly off the ground. Next, raise your legs by using your abdominal muscles, so your feet move in an arc. Stop directly above your head, or as far as you can go naturally. Finally, Lower your feet in an arc until they are back nearly touching the ground, but don’t rest to keep your abs engaged. Repeat until failure (get 15-25 reps).
To increase the difficulty
- You can place a pillow under your butt to provide a larger range of motion.
- With your legs verticle thurst your hips off the ground, pushing your feet towards the ceiling.
2. Reverse Crunches
Reverse Crunches are an excellent exercise for working your lower abs.
Proper Reverse Crunch Form
Lie flat on your back with knees bent and your feet off the ground. Next, roll your back and bring your knees towards your chest over your head. Lift your butt off the ground as you pull your knees towards your chin. Finally, lower your legs back down. Remember to keep your feet from touching the ground. Repeat for 15-20 reps or more.
3. Roll-Up Crunch
This exercise will also target your Rectus abdominis well for nice washboard abs. The roll-up crunch is more effective than the standard crunch because your movement challenges your abs through a fuller range of motion. This larger range of motion recruits more muscle fibers and will better develop your washboard abs.
Proper Roll-Up Crunch Form
Lie back with legs straight, and arms extended over your head next to ears. Next, bring your arms forward while tilting chin down. Continue by slowly curl your upper body up, reaching your hands to your toes. Finally, unroll yourself back down in reverse. Repeat 15- 25 times.
4. Bicycle Crunch
The Bicycle Crunch targets more of your upper abdominals, but also your obliques, and hip flexors.
Bicycle Crunch Procedure
Lie back with legs straight, and your hands behind your ears. Now, bring one knee up toward your chest, bending your leg and the opposite elbow towards your knee. Next, simultaneously switch your legs and arms by lowing one leg while raising the other. Remember that working both sides together is one rep, so then repeat to 10-20 reps.