Looking forward to strengthening the muscles around your stomach? Then relax because we have some good news for you on how you can easily attain your goal. To attain a six-pack and burn abdominal fat calls for a regime of stomach exercises that require commitment and the readiness to endure the pain that comes along with it.
Here, I will try to take you to step by step through some of the compound moves you should master to attain that mind-altering abdominal look. These exercises are divided into three main levels for gym goers.
Beginner’s Stomach Exercises
Knees to Elbow
This normally starts with the push-up position with both your hands flat on the ground under your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from your neck to your heels. Brace your core while trying to keep your hips square to the floor. Now, gently lift one leg off the ground and bring it up towards your chest and bend that same leg until the knee touches your elbow. That is one rep, repeat on the other side for a total of ten repetitions.
This exercise involves lying on your back with your feet flat on the floor and knees bent. This is followed by extending your arms and bringing them together between your knees. Curl your chin toward the chest area while trying to lift your shoulders off the ground and reaching your hands forward as far as you can manage.
Try lying on your back with your both legs extended towards the ceiling. This should be followed by curling your chin towards your chest while trying to lift your shoulder blades off the floor. Using one arm at a time, try to reach your opposite foot.
As in the previous exercise, lie on your back with your feet flat on the floor and knees bent. Then try to extend both arms towards your feet while curling your chin towards the chest, lifting your shoulders off the ground.
Intermediate Stomach Exercises
To perform the exercise, just lie on your back with your knees bent toward the chest while your arms are under the glutes. Then try to curl your chin to the direction of your chest and lift your shoulders off the floor. Now try to extend your legs and crisscross them in a scissors-like manner.
Bent-knees Windshield Wiper
To do this, simply lie on your back on the floor with your feet raised and knees bent at an angle of 90°. Then try to extend your legs with your palm flat on the ground. Bend your bent legs from side to side in a windshield wiper motion. Try to maintain balance and feel the exercise through the power of the obliques. While doing this, try to keep your head on the ground.
Advanced Stomach Exercise
Dumbbell Flutter Kick
For this exercise, simply lie on the ground with your knees bent towards your chest while holding the dumbbell with your chest. Now, curl your chin in the direction of your chest and then lift your shoulders off the ground while extending your legs to an angle of 45° to the floor and try to extend your arms in the opposite direction. While still in that position, lower one of your legs to the floor and try to alternate them in that motion.
For the bicycle crunch, lie on your back and place your hands behind your head with your elbows wide and one leg bent at a 90 degree angle, the other leg should be perpendicular to the floor. Curl your shoulders off the floor and extend your left leg and twist your left elbow outside of the right knee. Now bring your torso back to the center and twist in the opposite direction while switching on your legs.
To perform this, you need a barbell or a roller. Just bend on your knees on the ground and hold the roller with both hands. Now, with a straight back, extend your arms and slowly lean forward to straighten your body while driving the roller. Now roll forward and backward as many times as you can manage.
With this exercise, be sure that the belly fat will melt away in just a few days. Moreover, this will be essential in building strong muscles around your stomach to attain the sought after six-pack.