In a previous post, I blog about how to lose love handles and belly fat. If you missed it, you can read it here in more details.
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In this post, I'm describing in more details the 3 best exercises and their variations to help you tighten your abdominal muscles and shrink your mid section, followed by a workout video demo.
These 3 variations work the same muscle groups targeting abs and obliques with varying levels of challenge due to gravity, support or position.
Hanging Leg Raise: Hold on to pullup bar or a pair of arm straps. The easier version is to bring your knees in and upward towards your chest. The more challenging version is to keep your legs straight but knees slightly bent. Raise your legs up towards your chest. This exercise focuses more on the lower abdominal muscles. The key is keep momentum out of your hip flexors and focus on contracting your lower abs as you raise your legs and/or knees.
Hanging Leg Oblique Twist: The same basics as hanging leg raise. The difference is after you raise your knees or legs upward, immediately twist and turn to one side. This exercise focuses on your oblique muscles.
Decline Bench Abs Curl: Similar exercise to hanging leg raise working more on the lower abdominal muscles. Your shoulder and back are supported by a decline. It's a bit easier. You can keep your knees bent (easier version) or keep your legs straight but knees slightly bent.
Decline Bench Oblique Twist: Similar exercise. As you raise your knees and legs upward, twist and turn to one side.
Weighted Cable Crunch: Usually done in kneeling position. Hold on to a straight bar or a rope with your hands by our head over a cable machine with proper weight. Keep your hands by your head/ears. Do not use your hands to curl the weight. Use your abdominal muscles to curl and move the weight downward towards the floor.
Weight Cable Oblique Twist: similarly, as you curl the weight downward towards the floor. Twist and turn to one side to work on your oblique muscles.
Watch the workout video demo for losing love handles and back fat
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