Everyone dreams of having the perfect summer body with rock-solid abs, however, they take a lot of time and dedication. While there are sets of exercises which can help you achieve them, we have a list of a few easy yet highly efficient ones, which work and strengthen your core, thus giving you the abs in just a short period of time.
Of course, you will also be required to start eating healthy and try to burn as many calories as you can, even more than you consume. Down below is a program which consists of 6 exercises that will help tone all your abdominal muscles, burn the extra fat and build the muscle mass. Perform the exercises in straight sets with 30-second break between sets.
- Straight leg raises
Lie on your back and extend your legs forward, keeping them close and straight. Once done, slowly raise your legs straight up toward the ceiling and hold them in that position for a few seconds before returning to the initial one.
- Flutter kicks
Lie on your back, but now, extend your arms to the side. Tighten your arms, and hold your legs straight out, lifted just 6 inches off the ground. Once done, raise the left leg higher than the right one, then lower it as you raise the right leg. Do this quickly. Do 5 sets with 15 reps.
- Side raises
Lie on one side and make sure your body is straight, with your weight distributed on your forearm, and at the feet on top of each other. Once done, raise your hips off the ground, relying only on your forearm and feet, and aligning your body from head to feet. Hold the position for a few seconds and do 5 sets of 15 reps.
- Oblique crunches
Start off in the same position as the previous exercise, but this time, bend your knees and put the left hand behind your head. Once done, move your left elbow up and crunch as high as you can and hold the position for a few seconds while contracting your oblique. Once done, return to the initial position. Do several reps before switching sides. Do 5 sets of 30 reps.
- Reverse hip crunch thrusts
Lie down on your back with your neck and head on the floor and arms by the sides. Bend your knees and flatten your feet to the ground. Once done, roll up your legs towards your torso, bringing the hips up towards you as well, and hold this position for a few seconds. Do 5 sets of 15 reps.
- Alternating elbow-to-knee
Lie down on your back and cross your arms across the chest, with your right hand resting on your left shoulder and your left arm on the right. Crunch up and bring the right elbow towards the knee, before returning to the floor and switching arms. Perform 5 sets of 30 reps.