When done correctly, the plank strengthens the abdominals, lower back, and glutes. Elevating your feet or holding longer makes it harder.
Planks start with forearms flat on the ground, elbows exactly below shoulders, and feet hip-width apart. Keep your body straight from head to heels by using your core and glutes.
Bicycle crunches work the abdomen. The cross-body workout targets your obliques and transverse abdominal muscles better than the standard abdominal crunch.
Bring your left elbow to your right knee and extend your left leg to switch sides. Alternate sides for 30 reps per set, pedaling like a bike.
Russian twists work your obliques. They expand your back, promoting spine mobility and strength. Sit on the ground with bent knees and flat feet to do a Russian twist.
Engage your core and twist your torso right, touching the weight to the ground beside your right hip. Twist left and place the weight beside your left hip. Repetition target.
Leg raises are our next favorite abs-building workout. This workout targets the lower abdominals, which are hard to work. Leg lifts are essential for lower ab V-shred.
Lying on your back with straight legs and your hands under your glutes, raise your legs. Draw your lower rib toward your pelvis with your core.
The intense nature of the workout boosts metabolism. If you have no lower back concerns and are comfortable with the exercise, you can perform them explosively.
Mountain climbers begin in a pushup position with hands shoulder-width apart and feet hip-width apart. Engage your core and stabilize your spine throughout the workout.
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