Do not worry if you feel you cannot flaunt your midsection yet, very soon you will. And you do not even have to spend hours at the gym, you can do this from the comfort of your home.
With the exercises I will discuss in this article, persistence and motivation, you should be on your way to that dream body.
- Side plank-up
Lie on your left with legs stacked. Have a rolled up towel between the thighs and prop your torso on the left elbow with forearm perpendicular to your torso. To make this easier, stagger feet so that the side of your right foot is in front of the left foot on the floor for a wider base support.
Lift your hips and have your body form a straight line from head to toe, then squeeze the towel between the thighs, hold for one count and lower.
Do 3 sets of 10 reps each, switch sides, and repeat.
Lie flat on your back with your arms at the sides, straighten legs, squeeze them together, and slowly lift them towards your head. Have your legs and body create a 45-degree angle, and shoulders, head and arms lying completely on the floor, and don’t lift them as you lift the legs.
Roll back down your spine slowly, leaning the legs to your left until you feel the obliques work, keeping your legs squeezed together.
Return legs back to the center, but not on the floor. Make a similar lean to the right.
Do 30 reps each side.
- Weighted twists
Use either a weighted plate or a dumbbell. Hold the weight with both hands, sit on the mat or folded towel and keep the feet flat on the floor. Lean back at 45 degrees while you hold your arms straight in front of the chest.
Rotate your torso the right as far as you can, return to the starting position, then rotate to your left. Imagine there is a wall behind you and touch it with the weight.
Do the 30 reps each side.
- Twisted curl
Sit on a folded towel with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, lean back and rest on your elbows.
Press your rounded lower back into the floor, squeeze your abs and curl the torso up towards the left, as you lift your arms to have both hands grasp the outside of the left thigh.
Maintaining the curl, release your hands so that they both are on the outside of your thigh and do 20 pulses by curling your torso up towards the left by an inch, then lower by an inch. To make it harder, raise your arms overhead as you do the pulses. To make it easier, keep them on the thighs for the pulses.
Switch sides and repeat, and do 3 sets.
Do these exercises consistently, watch your diet, and watch as your abs transformation. It may not be easy but it will definitely pay off.