‘Six pack abs’ is usually the answer when you ask people on what they want to have or develop in their body. You can hear them say different reasons such as attending a get together with friends, wanting to impress their loved ones, going to the beach this summer, etc. However, they all have one goal, and will go through the same struggle. That is, to do workouts that almost all people hate.
Before engaging in doing workouts or exercises, people should first learn the concepts or the basic steps involved in achieving that dreamy six pack abs. There are 2 things involved in the process. First is the abs itself and the second is the fat that is covering the abs.
The abdominal muscle is already in the body of every person. All that is needed is to strengthen that muscle, make it firm, and show it. However, in order for it to become visible, those fats covering the abs should be removed or burned. Once gone, the belly will have that chiseled abs that everyone has been dreaming of.
All that you need to do is ab exercises. There are a lot of ab exercises to choose from; you can either live in luxury and go to the gym and try all those fancy machines, or you can choose the natural way of exercising.
When doing exercises naturally, they have more effect in the body and a positive impact for your health. Besides ab specific exercise, core exercises should also be added in your routine since this has a great effect in burning calories and strengthening the body. Below are some of the natural exercises that can de done to achieve that six pack abs:
Side Turns – Lie down on the floor and raise both feet up in the air, keeping the lower back flat against the floor. Keep the legs either straight or slightly bent and the arms sideward with the palms facing the floor. Turn the legs sideways towards the floor with your feet together and hold for a few seconds, then vice versa.
Hanging Leg Raises – This is one of the most effective and has the highest intensity among the lower abdominal exercises - if performed properly. Start by hanging from a bar or an abs chair with the legs slightly bent. Then bring your knees up as high as you can to your chest and make sure that the abs is being crunched.
Leg Scissors – Lie down on your back and lift both feet off the ground for a few inches. Keep them straight or slightly bent. Then, start moving the legs up and down in an alternating manner, making sure that there is no movement at the knees. Keep the back flush against the floor and make sure that the feet will not hit the floor.
Alternating Leg Walks – Lie on your back and place your hands under your butt. Then start contracting the lower abs, tightening the leg muscles, and lift one leg straight vertically. Hold this position for 2-4 seconds. Then lower it down until a few inches off the floor and hold for a few seconds. This time, do the same process with the other leg, and following an alternating manner.
Most people will find these exercises hard to perform, tiring and exhausting. However, this is an important part of the process. Sacrifices should be made in order to succeed. If this is done correctly and religiously, then it will definitely help you in achieving that most coveted six pack abs, which is worth to be shown.