Ab Workout Routine: 10 Abdominal Exercises Every Man Must Know

exerciseDo you want to know an ab workout routine that burns fat and builds 6-pack faster?

We’ve listed down 10 ab exercises that can give exactly what you want. These exercises will build your abdominal muscles quickly once done with proper diet. Here are 10 workout routines designed to give you that perfect abdominal figure.

10.  Abdominal Hold

Begin by sitting tall on a chair’s edge with your hands on the edge and your fingers pointed to the knees. Pull your toes up for about 4 inches from the floor by lifting your butt. Hold the position for 5 – 10 seconds and slowly lower your body back. Do this exercise for at least 1 minute per day.

9. Twist and Crunch

Lie down on the floor and put your hands beside your ears while keeping your legs upright to floor. Start twisting your hips by bringing the right elbow beyond your left knee. Hold the position for few seconds before returning it back to its position. Do the same process with your left elbow and right knee for 10 more reps.

fitness8. Bent-Knee Hip Raise

Lie with your back on floor and legs fully stretched. Put your hands on both sides and slowly bend your legs, bringing your knees to your chest. Then, lift both your torso and shoulders as high as possible without lifting your back off the floor. Slowly return your body to the starting position and repeat the process.

7. Pilates Hundred

Lie down with your back on floor with your hips and knees at 90°. Inhale and stretch your arms upward then exhale while bringing your arms back down and lifting your head for the Pilate position. Pump your hands and do 5 vigorous inhales before exhaling 5 times by pronouncing the word “shh”. Hold your position and continue pumping your arms for 10 full breaths.

6. Toe Touches

Start by lying down with your back on the floor, arms on both sides, and shoulders touching the ground / mat. With legs touching each other, slowly lift them up until you slightly bend your knees. Fully extend your arms in a 45° angle and slowly reach for your toes by lifting your torso off the ground. Go back to the 45° arms and repeat the toe-touching workout.

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5. Jackknife

Lie down with back on the floor and stretch your arms beyond your head. Lift both your legs and arms at the same time and try to reach your toes with your fingertips. Carefully go back to the laid-back positions and repeat this ab workout routine for 10 times.

4. Ballet Twist

Start by sitting on the floor while stretching your legs fully and pressing them together firmly. Lean your body back for a 45° angle from hips to head. Twist your torso towards the right by putting the right arm on floor and the left arm over your head. Hold the position for 3 seconds then do the process towards the other side and repeat the routine for 6 – 8 repetitions.

3. Hanging Leg Raise

Hang from a bar with arms fully stretched and leg straight down. Slowly lift your legs ‘til your torso forms a 90° angle. Hold the position for 3 seconds before going back to the starting position. Repeat the workout for 10 reps and don’t forget to exhale whenever you lift your legs up.

2. Prone Cobra

Lie down with your chest against the floor, legs straight, arms on both sides, and palms down. Lift your head, arms, chest, and legs simultaneously to put pressure on your back. Hold this position and slowly flip your hands, pointing your thumb upwards. Stay in this position for 3 – 5 seconds and repeat the process from the start.

1. Sit-Ups

Lay your back on the floor and have something / someone to hold your feet. Keep your legs bended by the knees and lock your hands behind your head. Pull your head up until your chin reaches your knees then return to your lying position. Do 15 – 20 reps a day to maximize abdominal muscle build-up.

Your Turn

If you know other abs-building exercises, then please share it with us. You can post your ab workout routine on the comments section below.

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