We keep looking at the washboard abs of celebrities and Instagram trainers and keep thinking to ourselves that one day we would too have such rock hard abs. But due to our busy schedules, we are not able to go to the gym and work on our muscle and fitness. Worry not, MH, along with Arjun Lal, Owner and Head Coach at Meru CrossFit, brings you 6 exercises that you can incorporate for your abs workout at home.
1. Plank Ups
Step 1: Start in the plank position. Forearms on the ground, body in one line.
Step 2: Shift your weight from your forearms to your palms as you get into a high plank position.
Step 3: Bend your arms to bring the elbows and forearms to the floor to your starting position.
Step 4: Continue, alternating the lead arm with each rep.
2. Mountain Climbers
Step 1. Start in a high plank position, palms planted on the ground, shoulders aligned.
Step 2. Bring your right knee to your chest, toes of the ground.
Step 3. Keep alternating and maintain a steady pace as if you're running in one place.
Step 1. Lie faceup with arms and legs extended, resting on the floor.
Step 2. Lift hands and feet together to meet in the middle, right over your torso.
Step 3. Lower your arms and legs in a controlled manner and repeat.
4. Flutter Kicks
Step 1. Lay flat on your back, legs extended.
Step 2. Place your palms under your hips for a minor elevation.
Step 3. Raise your legs 6-8 inches off the ground and start kicking in a scissor like motion.
5. Arch Hold
Step 1. Lay flat on your stomach.
Step 2. Stretch your legs together with pointed toes as far as you can. Stretch your arms overhead as far as you can.
Step 3. Arch your body and hold. This is great for fixing your flaws in the posterior chain.
6. Side Planks With A Twist
Step 1. Start in a forearm plank on your right, place your right elbow under your shoulder.
Step 2. Once you're stable, place your left arm behind your head.
Step 3. Rotate your upper body, bring your left elbow to your right hand. Do a few repetitions.
Step 4. Ensure your hips don't drop and repeat the drill on the other side.
Getting abs starts at home and it’s all about the right mix of the fitness workouts and eating healthy food.