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5 Amazing Exercise Moves To Build Abs

We’d all like to have a six-pack, right? Or at least have a stronger core to support us through our daily lives. Here are 5 top exercise moves to incorporate into your daily routine. 

In addition to abs of steel, a strong core helps to promote faster running, cycling, improves posture and reduce back pain. It is important to remember that while certain exercises build stronger cores, diet plays a big role in developing rock hard abs. 

 

Move 1: The Walking Plank

  • Assume the plank position on your forearms, keeping your feet a shoulder-width apart and your lower back flat.
  • Press yourself into a push-up position.
  • Lower back down into the plank. 
  • Repeat 10 times. 

Move 2: Reverse Crunch

  • Lay on your back, keeping your arms on the floor at either side and your palms facing down.
  • Bend your knees and bring them towards your chest as you contract your abs.
  • As your knees rise, roll your pelvis to lift your hips off the floor, lifting your body close to a 90-degree angle with your toes pointing behind you.
  • Hold and squeeze at the top. 
  • Slowly lower to the starting position. 
  • Repeat 10 times. 

Move 3: The Mountain Climber

  • Assume the sprinter’s position, with one foot beneath your waist and the other one straight back.
  • Tighten the core to support your back (sucking your belly button towards your spine).
  • Swap foot positions (go as slowly as you need to).
  • Repeat 10 times with each foot.  

Move 4: Side Plank

  • Lay on your left side and prop your upper body onto your forearm, keeping your knees and legs straight.
  • Tighten your core and raise your hips until your body is in a straight line.
  • Hold the position and breathe deeply (start with 10 seconds and build up to 30). 
  • Roll over and repeat on the other side.

Move 5: The Sit-Up

  • Lay on the floor with your knees bent.
  • If possible, put your feet under something that will stop them from moving (or ask a friend) to stand on them or lock feet while they do them with you.
  • Put your hands behind your head and tighten your core as you sit up. 
  • Lift your torso until your upper body and thighs form a V-shape.
  • Lower to the starting position.
  • Repeat 10 times.

 

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