The truth comes out, washboard abs do exist! Well, at least half-truth…we all do have the muscle that looks like a washboard, but it lies under a couple layers in our stomach. With proper dieting, and the right exercises you can let those tight abs show!
Let’s break it down. There are only four muscles of our “abs”.
-Rectus Abdominis: the “washboard” muscle
-External Oblique: which are those nice lines down the side of the stomach
-Internal Oblique: lie under the external oblique
-Transverse Abdominis: the innermost muscle
One of the best go-to ab exercises is a plank! Not to mention there are so many different ways to modify it to make it easier, or to make it harder!
Hold each of these for 20-30 seconds or as long as possible. If you find that you are struggling and feel pain in your lower back, STOP…take a breather and try it again until you get to the total 30 seconds. A few seconds leads to more and more.
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Try and go through this circuit 3x’s!
1. Regular Plank on knees
2. Right Side Plank on knees
3. Left Side Plank on knees
4. Laying Down Single Leg Raise with bent knee
If you are a little more familiar with working out and want to make this harder, do 1-3 with your feet stacked on one another, and for 4 do regular Leg Raises. Do each exercise for 1 minute!
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