01/12Your flat-tummy dreams won't remain a dream with these killer ab exercises

Your flat-tummy dreams won't remain a dream with these killer ab exercises

Having the covetable flat tummy, or more commonly known washboard abs is no easy task. Not only does it require a regular dose of exercise, it needs a well planned and executed dose of exercise. That, along with an extremely healthy meal that shuns carbs ( Almost, we’re not asking you to go keto!) All these things go on help you get near to your dreams of having those washboard abs. But if a Bollywood Babe abs is your goal, things to be taken up a notch. This means a super strict diet, lots of cardio and then some targeted ab exercises. Ahead are some of the best ab exercises targeted to chisel your abs. You’ll cry of agony now, but thank us later!

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02/12Plank

Plank

A simple plank may seem like the easiest thing to do, but it challenges all your core ab muscle, in addition to your upper body. To do a perfect plank, Place your palms flat on the floor, hands shoulder-width apart, shoulders stacked directly above your wrists. Extend your legs behind you, feet hip-width apart. Tuck your tailbone and engage your core, butt, and quads. Hold here for a set amount of time.

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03/12Mountain Climber

Mountain Climber

The mountain climber is a more explosive move. It’s like a plank, but in motion. Start in high plank, with your palms flat on the floor, hands shoulder-width apart, shoulders stacked above your wrists, legs extended, and core engaged. Start in high plank, with your palms flat on the floor, hands shoulder-width apart, shoulders stacked above your wrists, legs extended, and core engaged. Return your left leg to the starting position. That's 1 rep. Continue to alternate. The quicker you move your legs, the more of a cardio challenge this will become. Make sure to keep your core engaged and back flat throughout. If you have to slow down to maintain form, that's fine.

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04/12Bent Leg V-Up

Bent Leg V-Up

For this, lie on back on the floor with your hands folded, arms in front of your face. Your knees are bent, and hovering above your chest. In one movement, straighten your legs and lift your torso up, as if you're trying to touch your toes. Lower your body back down to start. That’s one rep. Do 15 reps.

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05/12Side-To-Side Crunch

Side-To-Side Crunch

Lie down on your back, knees bent, feet placed on the ground. Slowly lift your torso off the ground, and reach your right hand to your right foot. Keeping your chest lifted, reach your left hand to your left foot. That’s one rep. Do 15 reps.

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06/12Shoulder Tap Plank

Shoulder Tap Plank

Shoulder tap planks are an upgrade from the classic plant position. Aside from the heighted pressure on the core, they work on the shoulders and chest as. To star this exercise, begin with a press-up position, ensuring your hands are directly under the shoulders and feet in line with hips. Keep the hips as still as possible and lift one hand and tap it on the opposite shoulder. Repeat. Take this exercise slow and steady, and make sure you complete each repetition as perfectly as possible.

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07/12Vertical Leg Crunch

Vertical Leg Crunch

The vertical leg crunch is quite an easy variation of the regular crunch. But according to studies, it stimulates 116% more abdominal activity than the regular plan. For this, begin by lying on back with legs up in the air and knees bent. Try touching the ankles with hands by contracting abs. But keep the chin off the chest. Repeat for 12-20 reps.

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08/12Mountain Climber Holds

Mountain Climber Holds

For this, begin with a push-up position with arms straight and beneath shoulders. Squeeze the abs and lift one foot off floor and bring it towards the chest, while holding the body straight. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Return to the starting position. Repeat with other leg. That will be one rep.

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09/12Floor Flag

Floor Flag

For this, begin by lying on the back keeping your arms out to the sides for support. Keep your legs together and point the toes together to maintain body alignment. Now, take a deep breath, contract the abs, and start to put some weight through the arms to raise your legs above you, lighting your butt and lower back off. Stretch up as high as you can and reverse the moment slowly.

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10/12Medicine Ball Russian Twist

Medicine Ball Russian Twist

Holding a ball in both hands, sit on the floor with your slightly up in the air and knees. Keep your core activity and arms straight and rotate the ball on one side. Then twist the other way. Return to the start again to complete one rep.

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