Crunches are really good for the midsection muscles. The abdominal muscles require a special type of exercise which will engage a full body movement. They will give you stability and will strengthen your midsection from the deepest muscles to the once on the surface.
Include a routine of 2 to 3 of these exercises in your daily workout and you’ll see the effect in no time.
The Burpee is a full body exercise which engages the stomach muscles and strengthens them up. Start with squat position, put your hands to the floor and jump with your feet in the back to do a plank. Always keep your hips high. Do a session of 10-15 burpees.
The Windmill is perfect for shaping the shoulders. You can do them with small dumbbells. Set your feet wide apart. Bend on the side with your hips, and with the dumbbell try to touch your toes. Repeat this 15 times on one side and 15 on the other side.
Twisting Mountain Climbers
The Mountain Climbers are great to increase your heart rate and they will also shape your obliques. Get in a plank position, with your hands down and move your legs, with the knees bent, up and down, just as if you were climbing a mountain. Do this in 15 repetitions for each leg. It should take you about 30-60 seconds.
This is an awesome exercise to tone up your back and arms. The renegade rows require a great amount of strength in the arms and the back. You have to use dumbbells in both hands, place your feet wide apart, in line with your shoulders, and go up with your hands, bent in the elbow, one hand after the other. Always make sure to keep your hips steady. Make 20 repetitions with each side.
The Stomach Muscles act as support for this exercise which will tone your arms to perfection. Position yourself in a plank with your elbows wide apart, in line with the shoulders. Start lifting yourself up and position the hand where your elbow was touching the ground. Do this first by leading with your right arm and then switch to your left one. Do up to 10 repetitions for each hand.
This exercise is good for the lower stomach muscles and the entire torso. What you have to do is lie down on your back, with your hands next to your body, and raise both legs up and then go down, but don’t touch the floor. Always focus on your stomach muscles and make sure they’re active. Use them when you pull the legs up in the air, your body core will become stronger than ever.
Once you add these exercises in your regular work out, you’ll start seeing the results immediately!