Ab Exercises For Men

Every man dreams of having great abs as these are the best symbol of a man’s fitness. The coveted abs, though, are not a boon to all people.

Many spend hours on end working out, and rarely get to see even the semblance of firm abs. If perfect abs are your dream, the following exercises will help you get those coveted six packs and get the body you have always wanted.

Crunches

Lie flat on the floor with your knees bent facing upward, and your hands placed below your neck, supporting it. Curl and lift your shoulders and lift your upper back. Hold this position for a few seconds before returning to the starting position. Repeat this exercise 20 times.

Butterfly Crunches

These are a variation of the normal crunches. In butterfly crunches, you will need to bend your knees on either side of your body instead of facing upward. Curl and lift your shoulders and lift your upper back. Hold this position for a few seconds before returning to the starting position. Repeat this exercise 20 times.

Supported Crunches

These are by far the most effective set of exercises to work on your abs and to tone them down. Lie on the floor with your hands beneath your neck, supporting it. Position your legs at a 90 degree angle and place a cushion beneath your feet to support them. With your shoulders pointing inward, lift yourself up and curl your body upward. Hold this position for a few seconds before returning to the starting position. Repeat this exercise 20 times.

Knee Up Crunches

These crunches are done by lying flat on the floor with your feet lifted such that your thighs are perpendicularly positioned with the floor. While in this position, rotate your pelvis and at the same time, curl your hips. Apart from toning your abs, this exercise is excellent for the obliques, and can be repeated 20 times for best results.

The Pelvic Tilt

This exercise is done by lying flat on the floor with your knees folded and facing upward. Your feet should be flat on the floor with a distance of about shoulder width between each other. Lift the lower part of your torso and hold this position for a few seconds before returning back to position. Repeat this exercise 20 times.



Joy Natarajan