These exercises are great to incorporate in your workout to get abs because they burn fat, build muscle, burn a lot of calories, and boost your metabolism.
Another trouble-free workout in this category is the plank exercise. This exercise helps building the strength in your back as well as your abs. This should be good with a set of 3 to 5 reps.
L-sits: You’ll need a pull up bar or captain’s chair for this one. Anything where you can hold your legs up unassisted will do. Either hang from the bar or sit back in the chair, then lift your legs out in front of you until they are at a 90 degree angle. Hold them here for as long as you can.
Get on your knees and place your hands on a large ball in front of your body. Outstretch your arms, then slowly row the ball back and forth. Make sure to keep your hips parallel with the rest of your body. If this exercise is too difficult for you, then try lessening the distance you push the ball out in front of you.
Planks or plank holds are the best way to firm up your ab muscles. Lie on the floor face down and then push up your body by placing your forearms and palms face down on the floor and supporting yourself on the tips of your toes. Only your toes and forearm should touch the floor. Keep your back straight and make sure your knees are not bent and your waist is also straight. Breathe normally and hold the position for as long as you can. Hold it till you feel your entire ab area flexed and engaged. Repeat as many times as you can.
A very popular item for home use is the workout or exercise ball. If you’re one of many who thought this couldn’t be used for workouts for abs, you are dead wrong. In fact, the truth is that the exercise ball may enhance typical routines. Any given ab exercise may be designed to target a certain region at a time. By contrast, using the exercise ball generally means that a broader range of muscles will be addressed at the same time.
Nutrition plays a major role in toning your body. One should consume lots of high fibrous foods such as fruits and vegetables for flushing out toxins. High protein and low fats diet is recommended for losing fats. You should also include supplements like whey, casein and creatine in your diet for maintaining the energy levels.
Lots of companies will try to sell you special equipment that is “guaranteed” to make your abs workouts more successful. Some of them might help you a little, but you do not actually need special equipment to get the abs you have always dreamed of. All you need is the proper approach to your abs workouts.