Losing the extra fat around your stomach is not an impossible task. In addition to eating a clean diet, we have compiled four ab exercises that will strengthen your core muscles, and give you the six-pack of your dreams. The best part is they can be done anytime in the comfort of your home.
To do a crunch, lie down flat on your mat with your knees in an upright position. Paying attention to your back and neck muscles, slowly pull up your shoulder blades towards your knees and hold for five seconds. Then slowly lower down and repeat for 15-20reps. For maximum effect, make sure your core is engaged during the exercise.
Roll-up is a Pilate exercise that targets every single aspect of your core. To do a roll-up, lie flat on your back and lift your hands behind you, stretching deeply. Inhale in, and push up till your hands reach your feet. Make sure your arms are straight and your feet remain flat on the floor. Lower back down and repeat for 5-10reps. Don't forget to engage your core!
Sit up with your knees slightly bent. When comfortable, lean black slightly, until you form a v-shape. Brace your core and twist your torso side to side without moving your legs. You should feel this mainly in your side stomach.
A plank works every area of your core (your rectus abdominis, obliques, etc) which makes it one of the best ab workouts. To do it properly, first come up into a push-up position. Make sure your back is straight, and your weight is distributed to your arms and legs. Hold the position for 30-45secs. You can also do an elbow plank if a high plank is too hard.
Remember, it's a process so don't be discouraged if you don't see immediate results.