Carving out a sculpted set of abs can be one of the hardest fitness goals to achieve. They say abs are made in the kitchen, so once you’ve got your diet straightened out, try these abs exercise picks from top fitness pros.
These moves will target your midsection from all angles and help strengthen your core while you’re at it.
Contributor: IFBB Bikini Pro Ashley Kaltwasser
Contributor: Fitness Model Kathleen Tesori
Why it’s a Hit: “The double crunch works both the lower and upper abdominal muscles at the same time. Working the core helps to improve posture and keep your waistline looking tight.”
- Lie face-up on the floor with your legs fully extended.
- Place your hands behind your head with your fingertips touching and your elbows out to the sides.
- Bend your knees slightly and raise
Contributor: IFBB Fitness Pro Vanda Hadarean
Why it’s a Hit: “Planks are one of the best exercises to strengthen your entire core, which ultimately helps generate more power in every other exercise you do. In addition to this move, I also like to do a series of planks, rotating from front to side and back to front, which fully engages all of the core muscles.”
- Face away from wall in a pushup position with your feet up against the wall.