We are constantly bombarded with what we should and shouldn’t be doing to get those perfectly defined abs. The top and bottom of it is that you will never have visible abs if your body fat is not low enough. That’s obviously where a healthy diet comes in. But what are the best exercises out there for defining our mid-section and bringing out those chiselled abs and ‘six pack’ that will set us apart from the crowd? Read on to find out….
#1 – Exercise Ball Crunch
A classic exercise that works the upper abdominal region the most. Simple but more effective than doing it on the floor as it allows you to stretch the abs and back more, allowing a greater range of motion.
Sit on the ball with feet flat on the floor before lying back until your thighs and torso are parallel with the floor. Keep your hips on the ball. Breathing out, contract your abs to raise your torso to no more than 45 degrees. Count 2 seconds up, hold for 2 seconds at the top and lower to the count of 2 seconds. To make the exercise more difficult, bring your feet closer together or extend your arms behind your head.