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Abs Workout at Home

Abs are, probably, a major factor for any fitness aware individual today. Everyone wants washboard and six pack abs. Why not? They look great, feel great and give amazing support to your spine. So let's, in this article, see how to do a great abs workout at home.
Workouts at home are gaining importance these days due to the fact that they are more convenient and flexible. But, often people do not know how to go about the most conducive abs workout. So let's start off with a good workout for abs, shall we?

Ok! So, I have done the research, and try to get done with the development. Several websites around have a lot of information on workouts to do at home. So, I have tried out all of them (because I needed a workout on my abs, as well) and filtered out the best easy abs workouts for you, for the gorgeous six pack abs.

Some Abs Workouts to Try at Home

Basic Crunches
This is one exercise that everyone knows. However, mostly, people fail to do it right. Hence, the failure at getting the desired effects. For this workout to work best, you need to make sure that you take no breaks and are ready to push yourself to the last straw.
  • Lay down on the floor, knees bent, and place your hands behind your head or on the floor.
  • Now take a deep breath and lift your shoulders up. Make sure the strain is on the abs and not the neck. Do not lift yourself with your hands (if they are behind the head). It can lead to injury.
You can start off with around 50 or 75 and then graduate further.

Roman Twist
This is a variation of the basic crunches.
  • Lay in the same position that you would for the basic crunches.
  • Raise your shoulders as you would for the basic crunches.
  • Before you go back down, twist your torso from one side to another, once
  • Go back down.
Seems simple, right? Mind you, you need to go a little bit slower with this one as compared to the basic crunches. So, you may start off with around 50 and then graduate.

Up Raisal!
I know, the name is funny and grammatically incorrect. But the name is not of consequence, it is the impact.
  • Lay in the same position that you would for the basic crunches.
  • Raise your shoulders as you would for the basic crunches.
  • As you raise your shoulders, pick up your right knee.
  • Go back down.
  • Raise your shoulders again, however, this time, lift your left knee
You can have the same repetitions as the roman twist for this.

Straight Impact
For this variation of the basic crunches, you need to change the position a bit; you need to keep your knees straight.
  • Lay down with your knees straight and hands in position.
  • Lift your shoulders, while putting the strain on the abs
This variation is a great lower abdominal workout

Knee to Elbow
This is a variation to the Up raisal and the Roman twist. This is one of the best abdominal workouts.
  • Lay in the same position that you would for the basic crunches (hands behind the head).
  • Raise your shoulders as you would for the basic crunches.
  • As you raise your shoulder, pick up your right knee. Simultaneously, touch your right knee with your left elbow.
  • Alternate with the other elbow and knee
This variation is great for the side abs and to narrow down your waist. Best to start with 50 and then graduate further.

These are the most basic and easy workouts for the abs and consist of almost all the workouts to do at home. So, sweat it out! This is where I sign off, workout time! Have a great workout!
By Rashida Khilawala
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