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These 3 Easy Weight-Loss Ab Exercises Will Make Your Core BURN

July 5, 2017

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When most people say “core” they thinks it’s all about the abs. But, as Michele Olson, PhD, professor of physical education and exercise science at Auburn University Montgomery, says – “abdominals are a set of muscles that include various interconnected muscles that run up the back and stretch down to the butt and the front and inner thighs.”

This is why crunches are not nearly enough (if at all) when you want to have a truly strong midsection.

In that name, here we have 3 rather easy yet extremely effective exercises you can do at home and get amazing abs in no time.

1. Plank Hip Dips

Adding the plank hip dip to your workout routine will do wonders for your abs. In the video below, fitness expert Kristin McGee demonstrates how to properly do Plank Hip Dips:

In order to spice things up even further and get a slimmer and flatter belly even easier, try following these effective tips:

  • Move from your waist – Always make sure that, when twisting, the movement comes from your bottom rib up.
  • Tighten up – Each move should make you feel a tightening sensation from one hip bone to the other.
  • Exhale deeply – Always pay attention to breathing. Be sure to exhale thoroughly with every breath.

Also read: 3 Easy Core Workouts For A Rock-Hard Midsection.

2. The Medicine Ball Russian Twist

In order to properly do the Medicine Ball Russian Twist move you will need to be sitting down with your thighs and upper torso forming a “V” shape, while your lower legs need to be crossed and lifted.

With both hands hold a 5-pound medicine ball (you can also use a dumbbell) and swivel right to left and back. Try to maintain the V shape. Do 3 sets of 15 reps 3–4 times a week.

Watch the how-to video below:

3. The Low-Belly Leg Reach

If you need a move that targets your corset area and your six-pack, the low-belly reach is a must. To perform this effective move, lie down face-up, knees bent to 90 degrees, with your hands behind your head and abs contracted.

While keeping your knees stacked over hips, lift your shoulders and crunch up. Inhale and hold for up to 5 seconds. Now exhale and extend your legs to 45 degrees. Squeeze lower belly and hold again for up to 5 seconds. Do 2 sets of 10-15 reps.

Watch the how-to video below:

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