There’s nothing better than going to the beach and being able to look good in your swimming trunks that has been stored in your closet during the winter. Imagine being able to buy a pants size that is one size smaller than your usual. Becoming slim is a great way to feel confident with your body and yourself, and it teaches us to appreciate small victories.
Your abdominal muscles are the hardest ones to develop thus making your stomach the most difficult area to lose weight. Many people feel like their stomach is the biggest problem area for them, so it’s essential to keep it tight and toned once you’ve started working it. It’s never too early to start preparing for summer! Men’s Fitness suggests a few top workouts for your abs that you can do anywhere, anytime, whether you’re male or female.
The Spiderman Plank Crunch
This is the improved version of the regular plank, and most people might even find it a little bit easier. Start in the traditional plank position, placing your forearms on the ground and your body perfectly straight behind you. Bring your right knee all the way up to your right elbow and then down again. Do the same with your left. This is one rep. Continue doing this for 10 reps.
Lie on your back as you would when starting a regular crunch, but raise and bend your knees at a 90 degree angle. Bring your right elbow to your left elbow, and alternate by doing the same with the left elbow to the right knee. Your crunch should last for about 2 seconds. Keep on alternating like this for 60 seconds.
On your back, once again, position your body diagonally so that it forms an X-shape. Bring your right hand to your raised left leg, and alternate by doing the same with the left hand to the raised right leg. You should be lifting your neck and shoulders off the ground by doing this. Complete a set of at least 10 reps.
Lie on your back and with your feet on the floor, knees bent at 90 degrees. Raise your arms straight over your head, pointing your hands upwards throughout this whole exercise. Bring your back up so that you sit up halfway before returning to the floor. That’s one rep. Do 10 of these, or as many as you can.
Lie on your back, keeping your body very straight. Extend your legs in front of your and keep your arms at your sides. Lift your heels about 6 inches off the ground and kick your feet at a fast space up and down, like you would when swimming. Do this for 60 seconds, or for longer if you feel like pushing yourself.
Ab exercises work best when paired with an appropriate diet. They always say abs aren’t made in the gym, but abs are made in the kitchen.