Crunches are definitely the best exercises between those who workout on a regular basis to get toned midsection and flat stomach. But, it seems like their time is going away and they are becoming part of the past.
Crunches point the muscles positioned in the midsection. Transverse abdominals, the deeper muscles, demand a different strategy and variety of exercises for a strong core workout.
These muscles are placed horizontally from the spine to the front, across the abdominals. The muscles are included in the action of every part of the body, give stability for the spine and they are ‘switch on’ only with the help of full body exercises.
The following workout points these deep muscles to both improvement and tone the midsection from the deepest muscles outside.
You can only append one or tho of the exercises into your regimen, or you can try and complete the entire workout, it is up to you to decide!
This full-body exercise gives you an amazing core engagement and strengthening of the abs! The first step is standing with hip -standing apart and afterwards lower into a squat, brining your hands to the ground. Then jump the feet back into a plank and be completely sure that the hips don’t drop. The most important part is this, where the strengthening of the abs is reached. Afterwards, jump the feet back in the direction of a squat, stand, or jump back up. Start with doing 10-15 burpees.
Start with holding a kettlebell or dumbbell in your right hand, with the weight above your right shoulder. Hold your feet wider than shoulder-width apart and your left knee and toes curved out. Push your left hand down the internal part of your left leg, hinging at the hips and then push the hips to the right. Afterwards, press back up, using your right side obliques. You can do 15 repetitions and then replace the side.
Twisting Mountain Climbers
This exercise is amazing, because it tones your abdominals and points on the oblique and your body-shape too. Start with a plank position, run your right knee in the direction of the chest effecting the lower abs and afterwards, twist your knee above your left elbow by working with the obliques. Then, place your right foot back to the plank and repeat everything again, bringing your left knee to your right elbow.
Start with holding dumbbells in your hands while your body is in a plank position. If you want to have better balance, keep the feet shoulder-width apart. Get your right arm up and carry the weight to the shoulder. Lower the back down and repeat this with your left arm. You can do 20 repetitions temporary side to side. The point of this exercise is to keep your hips in a better balance.
Begin with a plank on your elbows and your feet at about shoulder-width apart. Lift the elbow up and then put your hand on the place where the elbow was (first do this with the right side ). Afterwards, press over your right arm to raise to a plank on the hands and straighten your left arm. Lower back to the elbows by way of putting your right elbow back in the position on the hand. You can try this by doing 10 repetitions with the right arm and 10 repetitions with the left arm.
The point of this exercise are the lower abs, but the amazing part is that you can feel that every part of your abs is included while you are doing it. Place your body on the back and push your legs in the air. Lower the legs in the direction of the floor, keeping the lower back on the mat, Your abdominals should be in activated every time. Push the legs back up with your lower abs and you can do from 10 to 15 repetitions.