Getting that shredded core is not easy but it is not impossible. You need to add some weight, do the right moves and do them systematically to get your rock-solid abs. Crunches and planks are not enough to burn fat and make the muscles in your abs stronger. You need a smarter and different plan to build a lean and solid midsection. Here are some exercises that will give you rock-hard abs. Along with the workout routine it is important to eat clean. It is recommended to consume about 2,500 calories a day to help your body burn fat and gain muscles. Avoid saturated fats, refined carbohydrate, sugar, corn syrup and trans fat. (ALSO READ 5 exercises to get a bigger booty without surgery ).
Start by standing straight with feet wider than hips and knees slightly bent. Hold one dumbbell with both the hands and keep it in front of your chest. Now, bend your knees further to get into squat position. Rotate your upper body to right and extend your right hand towards the ceiling holding the dumbbell. Extend your left hand to the ground. You should look towards the top hand. Bring back the dumbbell to the center and hold it with your left hand. Extend your left arm towards the ceiling holding the dumbbell and your right hand towards floor. This is one rep. Perform 15 reps.
2. 180 degree jump
Start by standing straight with your knees slightly bent and your feet hip-width apart. Your core should be engaged. Now, jump 180 degrees to your left keeping your hands in front of your chest. Jump back 180 degrees to the original position. Try to keep the move fast and the feet, light. Do this for about 60 seconds. (ALSO READ These 10 hot WWE Divas and women wrestlers will inspire you to be strong and fit)
3. Tuck jump
Start with low jumping position with your knees bent, your hips below your knees and hands on the sides. Now, engage your core and jump by lifting your knees and bringing it close to your chest.
4. Standing side crunch
You will need a belt or a towel for this exercise. Begin by standing straight with your knees slightly bent and feet shoulder-width apart. Hold the towel above your head and keep your elbows locked. Lean to your right to touch your right ankle with the towel. Return to the original position and do the same on your left side. Perform this exercise for about 60 seconds. (ALSO READ Get 6-pack abs at home with these 5 exercises).
5. Crunches with stability ball
Doing just crunches is not sufficient, so add in the stability ball to make it challenging. Lie down on the floor and place the stability ball under your calves. Now, place your arms behind your head and crunch upwards. Do not strain your neck and head during crunches. Engage your core, ribs and hips while doing it. Hold this position for about two seconds and return to the original position. Perform around 20 reps.
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