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30-Day Ab Challenge

This 30 day ab challenge is the best way to lose belly fat and strengthen your core muscles. Your abs are probably the most important muscle group in your body. Whether you care about having toned abs or not – training your abs goes way beyond the six-packs muscles.

It involves your entire core, the muscles in your mid-torso that include your lower back, side abs (obliques), deeper abdominals and the most superficial, six-pack abs called rectus abdominis muscles. Together, they support the system of your spine and enable body functions and movements.

30-Day Ab Challenge

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HERE ARE THE MOVES

 

 

Standard Plank

Begin on all fours, with hands directly under shoulders, knees and feet hip-distance apart and fingers spread out. If you’re a beginner, rest on your forearms instead. (This also applies to all subsequent exercises.)

Side Plank

Begin in standard plank position. With your abs engaged, rotate your right shoulder and hip up toward the ceiling in one fluid movement, twisting your feet so that the inside of your right foot and the outside of your left foot rest on the floor. Extend your arm so that it’s pointing toward the ceiling. Return to the starting position.

CRUNCHES

Lie flat on the floor with the lower back pressed into the ground. Place your hands slightly either side of your head, do not lock your fingers or pull the head up. Lift your knees to a 45 degree angle. Slowly go through a bicycle pedal motion with the legs. Alternately touching your elbows to the opposite knee twisting back and forth through the core, keep the elbows back rather than forward to the chest as this could strain the neck

BICYCLES

From the starting position, keep your right leg extended so that it is hovering above the floor, and bring your left knee into your chest. Immediately after you’ve brought your left knee to your chest, extend your left leg completely so that it is straight and hovering above the floor.  Bring your right knee into your chest (in a pedaling motion.) While your legs are pedaling, incorporate a twist in the upper body, meeting the knee at your chest with the opposite elbow (e.g. as you bring your left knee to your chest, twist your upper body to the right so that your right elbow touches your left knee.)