Finding the time to go to the gym is often the most difficult part of working out. Fortunately, there are tons of extremely effective workouts we can do at the comfort of our own home.
Today, we’ll be focusing on the abdominal muscles. These exercises will not only help flatten that beer belly over time but also build a stronger core. Better free up some space for this workout. And, no, you don’t need any pieces of equipment for these.
Get into your standard push up position, but instead of pushing off the floor with your hands, prop yourself on your elbows and forearms. Pull your stomach in and hold it for as long as you can, keeping, of course, your body straight the whole time.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, and step forward with one leg and bend at the knee to drop your hips. Lower yourself until your rear knee nearly touches the floor. Push off and take another step, this time with your other leg, and do the same.
Lie on your back and start going into the peak V-up position with your body bending upward to form a V, arms, and legs stretched out. Hold that position for as long as you can. Relax and ready yourself for the next exercise.
While lying on your back, lift both feet around six inches from the floor. From here, you start kicking while keeping your legs straight and not letting your heels touch the floor. Pretend you’re doing backstrokes without the arms.
Now lie flat on your stomach with your arms stretched in front of you. Lift them together with your legs, keeping your core flat on the ground. Hold it for three seconds, then lower your arms and legs. Repeat.
While this is mainly for building leg strength, it’s also an apt way to keep your core tight. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart again. Bend your knees until they’re the same level as your hips. Then jump and land toward the same position in one fluid motion.