To build your abs, most of the fitness experts advise you to follow moves like crunches and planks and various versions of these two moves. However these moves alone are not enough to give you the perfectly sculpted abs. To get the washboard abs you will need to target all of your ab muscles. This includes your rectus abdomens, external oblique, internal oblique’s and transverses abdominals. You will need to follow some powerful exercises that will target all these muscles of your abs. So here bring you, 9 best abs exercises of all time to get shredded 6-pack abs:
1. The Jean-Zip Move
As the name suggests, in the exercise you move your body exactly the same way as you move to close your jeans zip. Scoop your abs by pulling navel towards spine and go up lifting the pelvic floor. This move will engage your ab muscles and give you a flat belly.
2. Dead Bug
This move works on internal and external obliques and transverses abdominis. To do this move, lie straight on exercise mat on your back with your arms raised and hands pointing towards the ceiling. Bend your knees and keep your calves parallel to the floor. Engage your core, exhale and raise your hips of the floor, extend left leg forward and allow your foot to hover above floor. Hold the position for 1 second and switch to do same move on the right leg.
3. Roll Back
This move focuses on your rectus abdominis. To do this move sit straight up and bend your knees at 90 degrees and feel on the floor. Bring in your torso towards your thighs and draw arms forward. Exhale as you roll back brining your navel towards your spine on to tailbone and curve your spine to form C shape. Inhale and bring your spine to straighten up.
4. Twisting Roll Back
To do this move, follow the steps for roll back and twist you torso on one side, with your elbow bent and pull back at shoulder level and let your arm reach the opposite knee. Bring your arms forward and return back to starting position.
5. Medicine Ball Sit Ups
Make your regular sit ups more challenging by doing it with medicine ball. This move is just like your regular sit ups except that you have a medicine ball in your hands. You can increase the weight of the ball to maximum results.
6. Kneeling Crunch
Get on your knees, bring one arm on the floor directly under your shoulder. Bring your other arm in front of you and raise opposite back at hip level. Engage your abs, breathe in and bring your elbow and opposite leg knee towards your chest. Repeat the move on the other side.
7. Lunge Split Back
Get your body in lunge position with your left foot 2 to 3 feet apart from your right foot. Jump and kick your leg to land with your right foot forward and lower your body to split squat.
8. Toe Dip
Sit on exercise mat with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Lean your back and let your elbows rest on the floor. Engage your abs, lift your legs and bend your knees with your calves parallel to the floor. Breathe in and dip toes to the floor with your knees maintaining right angles at the knees. Breathe out and return to starting position.
9. Bicycles Crunches
Lie down straight on the exercise mat with your lower back pressed on the ground. Bring your palms behind your head and bring your knees towards your chest. Lift your shoulder blades off the floor, extend your right leg out and bring your upper body to left, bringing your right elbow towards your left knee. Switch side and follow the reps to form bicycle move. Follow the move in a controlled way to create pedalling move.