The Best Abs Workout

So in the past few weeks, I tried one of You Tube’s most watched 10 minutes abs workout. It is Chloe thing two weeks flat belly workout challenge. This challenge was recommended by a number of subscribers. I’ve shared the experience of all the exercises and how to go about them. Apart from the abs challenge, I’ve also discussed my new morning drink that is coconut water.

Benefits of coconut water

  • Coconut water is a great natural sports drink that helps in hydrating your body
  • It helps in boosting your energy before a workout
  • Coconut water contains lauric acid, which helps in boosting energy, kick starting the metabolism and thus facilitating weight loss
  • During any intense workout, you lose electrolyte, coconut water helps replenishing the lost electrolytes
  • Drinking coconut water helps in fighting fatigue and exhaustion and is considered one of the best energy drinks

The abs challenge

  • Leg raised claps
    • Lie down and raise your neck and shoulders above the ground
    • Now raise your legs from the ground and get them perpendicular to the ground
    • While raising your legs, raise your upper body and clap them together
    • Keep repeating this for 30 seconds
  • Reverse crunch
    • Keep lying down with your neck and shoulders on the ground
    • Keep both your hands with palms facing upwards on the ground
    • Now gently raise your legs with the knees straight
    • Stretch them with your toes stretched outwards
    • While stretching up let your back be raised off the ground
  • Spider man plank
    • After two exercises, make sure you take a ten seconds break
    • Hold on the full planl position
    • Now bring your knee in close to the elbow
    • Do it alternately on both sides
    • Like all exercises, do this for 30  seconds
  • Cross body mountain climbers
    • In the same position, bring your knee in close to the opposite elbow
    • Keep your core engaged at all times
    • Don’t drop or raise your hips too much
  • Russian Twist
    • Sit in an upright position and you can keep your heels on or off the ground
    • Twist your body and tap on the ground
    • Make sure you go at your own pace
  • In and out
    • In the same position, bend your elbow and place your palm on the ground
    • Extend your legs and bring them back close to the chest
    • Keep your core tight and maintain your balance
  • Plank with hip dips
    • Go on an elbow plank and turn from side to side
    • Tap your hips on the sides
    • This is a great and challenging exercise for your core and oblique means sides
    • Don’t drop or raise your hips too high
    • Stay in one line
  • Plank jacks
    • From elbow plank go on to a full plank
    • Now start moving your feet in and out
    • Keep your stomach muscles tight and squeezed in
  • 100 hand pumps
    • Go in a boat pose like position and start pumping your hands up and down
    • Do this a hundred times
    • This exercise requires balance and core strength
    • If you can’t finish it in one go, take a break and continue
  • Crunches
    • Lift your upper body and do a crunch
    • Keep your body straight and on the ground
  • Up and down plank
    • Also called elbow to high plank
    • Keep your core and your hips tight and don’t make extra movement while going up and down
    • Don’t drop your  hips down while doing this exercise
  • Elbow plank hold
    • Hold in to a plank position
    • Keep your abdominal tight and engage your hips
  • Heel tap
    • Lie down and fold your legs
    • Lift your upper body slightly and start moving from side to side
    • Tap your heels with hands
    • This is a great exercise for your side oblique muscles
    • This will help reduce the love handles as well
    • Keep your core tucked in while doing the exercise
  • Bicycle crunches
    • In the same position, lift up, keep your hands behind the head and bring your knees and opposite elbow close to each other
    • Do it  alternately
  • Reverse crunch
    • Using your abdominal, lift your hips up
    • Squeeze your core muscles at the same time
  • Straight legs crunch
    • Lift your legs up, crunch and go as close to your feet as possible
    • You can even bend your knees while doing this exercise

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