How to Start Working on Your Abs Now

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Can’t find the motivation to get the abs you have always wanted? Ask your friends to help! Working out with friends is the best (if not the only) way to make sure I hit the gym regularly. Once I’m actually at the gym, having friends to cheer me on definitely stops me from cheating my reps. Not only will they encourage you to keep going, they also give you the opportunity to try more workouts that are sure to make you feel the burn. Here are some tips to help you achieve what is probably one of your summer goals: a nice set of abs to showcase at the poolside.

90-60-30 Degree Angles

Start by lying flat on the ground with your hands on the floor or behind your head, and then lift your legs upwards to make a 90 degree angle from the floor. Hold this position for ten seconds and then lower your legs to make a 60 degree angle and again hold for another ten seconds. Raise your legs back to the 90 degree angle for five seconds, back to 60 degrees for another five seconds and then down to a 30 degree angle. Hold this position for 10 seconds. Immediately lift legs back to 90 degrees and repeat. This is one set; complete two.

Reverse Crunches

Lay flat on the ground and bring your knees in towards the chest until they’re bent to 90 degrees, with feet together or crossed. Make sure to use your abs to curl your hips off the floor and reach your legs up towards the ceiling. Complete three sets of 15 reps.

Leg Kicks

Lay flat on the ground and have a partner stand by your shoulders. Wrap your hands around your their ankles, while she or he places their hands in front of them at about shoulder level. Now kick your legs upwards to reach the palm of their hands. Complete two sets of 30 reps and then alternate with your partner.

Leg Toss

In the same position as the previous example, raise your legs up and have your partner grab your ankles. She or he will then push your legs towards the ground. Without letting them touch the ground, raise them back up to your partner.  Have your partner alternate from pushing your legs towards the center of the ground, then towards the right and the left. Complete two sets of 30 reps and then alternate with your partner.

What do you do to work on your abs? Share your tips & tricks with us!