Five simple ways you can strengthen your abdominal muscles

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Every single one of us has a six pack just waiting to show off under their belly fat. It is unfortunately impossible to gain a six pack overnight but some regular exercise and a good diet can help you reach that six pack dream.

Bicycle Crunches

Lie down on your back with your fingers behind your ears. Pull your upper body up and your legs into table top. Your legs then need to follow the same movement as you would do when pedaling a bicycle but just in the air. Turn your upper body away from your knee when it comes into your chest. Touch your elbow to your opposite knee in order to feel the maximum work in your abdominal muscles.

Hanging knee-ups 

Hang from a pull-up bar and bend your knees keeping them next to each other. Raise your legs towards the ceiling. This will be difficult for a newbie but if you put in lots of effort the results will be fantastic and soon enough you will be able to do multiple reps and sets without any hesitation!

Staying hydrated is key

Regularly drinking water is crucial for your health. Most of our body is made up of water so if you are dehydrated it won’t work the way that it should. Staying hydrated helps your metabolism to work faster and cleans out all the toxins inside your body.

Cardio exercises 

Add some cardio exercises to your daily routine as cardio, or aerobic exercise, is very effective when it comes to burning belly fat. This method of training will not just benefit your abdominal muscles but your entire body as well.

Try your best to get in at least 20-30 min of moderate cardio activity a few days a week or everyday if you can squeeze in the time for it.

Focus on your diet

Quit eating unhealthy processed foods. Increasing your everyday protein intake helps to form the basis of muscle tissue in the body. Following the right diet and consuming the right nutrients can make your workouts so much easier and help you to reach your goal even quicker. Eat healthy fats such as raw nuts, fish oils and even olive oil – obviously not too much but the correct amount will do loads of good for your physique.

A well-defined six pack is all thanks to well-developed abdominal muscles and low percentage of body fat. It takes a lot of discipline as well as dedication to get this but the rewards are well worth it! Regular core and cardio exercise is a must for a good-looking six pack and always remember to stay hydrated at all times. You can’t underestimate the importance of this – ever!

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