What’s the one part of the body that everyone wishes they had? Washboard abs. Let’s face it — when you head to the beach you want to be able to take off your shirt and showcase your abs. Men love women with beautiful sexy abs, and women love men with sculpted sexy abs. It’s a law of nature, and the reason why so many people all over the world strive to rid their bodies of belly fat and replace it with rock hard abdominal muscles. But who wants to drop to the floor and perform sit-ups for an hour?
Instead of the same old sit-ups and crunches all the time, or investing in sit-up equipment that doesn’t work and just collects dust in your closet, try these three easy abdominal exercises on for size. You might just get those sexy abs you’ve always dreamed of!
1. Figure Eights — We’re not talking about ice-skating, either. “Figure Eights” is an excellent abdominal exercise that has nothing to do with lying down on the floor. Simply sit down on a chair with your back straight and your feet down on the floor in front of you. Hold onto a dishtowel with your left hand and let it hang down on your left side. Then, make a figure eight motion as you raise the dishtowel over your head, down the left side of your body and out in front of you as far as your arm can extend in either direction. Do about 8 or 10 repetitions and then switch sides and repeat the motion.
2. Climb Higher — For this exercise, you do have to lie down on the floor. But the good news is that you don’t have to “sit up!” Using the same dishtowel as you did in the first exercise, lie down on your back and wrap the dishtowel around the ball of your left foot. Your right leg should be bent slightly at the knee with your right foot planted on the floor. Hold both ends of the dishtowel in your left hand. Extend your left leg outwards. Slowly climb both hands up the dishtowel as far as they can go, while lifting your back and shoulders off the floor. Do about 8 or 10 repetitions and then switch legs and repeat the motion.
3. Captain Crunch. This exercise is called “Captain Crunch” because it’s the best crunch there is. Kneel down on the floor, and lean your body as far as it can go until your left palm is face down on the floor. Extend your right leg out and point your toes. Place your right hand behind your head and point your elbow toward the ceiling. Slowly lift your right leg to the height of your hips and extend your right arm outward, so that it is parallel to your right leg. Hold for a few seconds and then return to the starting position. Do about 8 or 10 repetitions and then switch sides and repeat the motion.
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