Everybody wants chiselled abs or a toned tummy. Or most do. If you want to achieve that look you have to understand the science behind it. Abs, like any other muscles, respond to overloading. Hypertrophy (enlargement of cells, tissues or fibres) in the abdominal muscles can be achieved by systematic overloading by doing 12-15 reps and reducing the percentage of fat in your body.
Swiss ball Jackknife: Start the exercise with both legs on the Swiss ball then tuck the knees inside keeping the core tight to balance on the ball. Beginners should first try balancing with both legs on the Swiss ball.
Abs roll out: Sit on your knees and slowly go back and forth on the roller. This is an advance movement and should not be performed by beginners.
Plank walk: Start the exercise with the plank position on your elbows then straighten your hands one by one to achieve the second position. Repeat.
V sit-ups with medicine ball: Extend your arms and legs an inch above the ground. Then lift both at the same time to make a V-shape without touching your hands or your feet to the ground. An effective exercise that works on the abs as well as hip flexors to give you the cuts you’ve always desired.
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