Pot belly or a flabby stomach is a characteristic feature of Indian men and women. The frustrating part is that it is very easy to put on inches around the waist but very difficult shed them. Worry no more! Here are some ‘No more Flabby abs’ exercises to tuck your tummy in.
Free Squats are great to start with. Stand straight with your arms stretched in front of you. Go down slowly, as if you are about to sit on a chair. But, don’t stop here. Push your bottom a little further so it touches the ground. Hold the position for a while and then come back to the starting point.
Now pull up a chair and sit on it with your back straight. Look right in the front and lift both your legs until they are parallel to the ground. Don’t bend your torso. These Leg Lifts are good for your lower abdomen.
For the next set of exercises spread a rug on the floor. Lie down on the rug facing the ceiling for some Traditional Crunches. Cross your arms over your chest and lift the upper torso off the ground. Do this slowly for better results. Hold the position for a while, lower your body, relax and repeat the crunch.
One of the most effective exercises to lose that ugly flab is the Bicycle Ab Exercise. This too is done lying on the rug, facing the ceiling. Place your hand on the back of your head; lift the shoulder blades without stressing your neck. Now bring your left knee above and try touching it to your chest. Straighten the left leg so it is at 45 degrees angle and try touching your left knee with your right elbow. Do the reverse with the other leg. Repeat the process 12-16 times.
You can end this workout with Torso Twist. Sit on the rug. Bend your knees, feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart. Extend your arms in front and lace the fingers together. Lean backwards at an angle of 45 degrees, pull your abdomen in and rotate your torso to the right. The upper body- head, shoulders, arms, chest and arms- should move in unison. Hold the position, return to the centre and rotate to the other side.Make ‘no more flabby abs’ your motto. And work religiously towards achieving