With summer around the corner, we all want to have the best beach bodies we can have. So we go to the gym, do crunches like you’re the superstar athlete back in high school and the results are well, disappointing, to say the least… Does this sound familiar? If it does, it’s because ab exercises and especially crunches are boring. So we recommend spicing it up when it comes to getting more than a 6-pack but 8-pack abs. To begin with stop the boring exercises of your ab routine. It’s time to start exercising your abs to shear exhaustion and that means it’s time to fight the flab. It will not only give you a 6-pack but it will help prevent back pain, increase flexibility and boost agility. First step is to remember that it’s quality over quantity when it comes to your ab workouts. Instead of ripping out fast-paced ab crunches, slow down and get the most out of each repetition. Slow down and concentrate your efforts on each move, admiring your muscular contour. Here are some ab exercises that can get your abs into shape in no time.
- Spiderman Plank Crunch
Start in a traditional plank position with your forearms on the ground and your body perfectly straight. Bring your right knee forward towards your right elbow, then return to the plank position. Repeat by bringing your left knee toward your left elbow. That’s one rep. Alternate sides for a total of 10 complete reps.
- Cable Rotation
Stand holding a cable with both hands out in front of you at just under shoulder height. Keeping your arms fixed and straight and your abs engaged, rotate your upper body to the left, then back to center, and then to the right, and then back to center. That’s one rep Alternate sides for one set of 10 complete reps.
- Bicycle Crunch
Lie on your back with your hands behind your head, and your legs raised and bent at 90 degrees. Alternate sides by bringing your right elbow towards your left knee then your left elbow towards your right knee, building up to 60 seconds. Try and hold the crunch for a two-count on each side to force a slower, concentrated movement.