Athletes and Ab exercises for them
It takes a strong and active man to become an athlete and there are so many reasons to it, you have to be fit, you have to eat healthily, you have to monitor your performance and you have to be super active when it comes to physical activities. Well, the one common thing among all the athletes is that they all have a very strong core foundation because it is the base for all the other body movements and a strong core means stronger, faster and perfect body movements.
Today in this article we are going to jot down the three major abs exercises which are a great aid to a strong core and these are really famous among athletes.
Ab Exercises For Athletes
1: Dragon Fly
One of the most advanced body weight exercise which was introduced by the master of martial arts, Bruce Lee. It definitely is very difficult but once you’ve mastered it, you are going to love doing it. Brace your arms and shoulders and lie your whole body down on a flat and hard surface, lock your arms in a fixed overhead position, contract your torso and try to drive your legs up as if you are doing a reverse crunch using a roman chair, once you have lifted your legs to the maximum then stop and bring them down in a slow and steady motion, you will feel the weight on your core.
2: Abs Crunches on Exercise Ball
Lie on a ball and position it on your lower back, place your arms behind your head, contract your abs and try to lift your torso off the ball and then try to pull the bottom part of your rib-cage towards your hips. You just have to keep the ball stable as you curl up and repeat this exercise for almost 3 to 5 minutes. Continue this exercise for a month and you will see the results for yourself.
3: Vertical Leg Crunch
Lie on the floor, cross your knees and extend the legs straight towards the upper side, for support, you can place your hands at the back of your head, contract the abs as much as you can and try to lift off the shoulder blades from the surface of the floor and try to reach to reach your chest moving towards your feet. Keep in mind that you have to bring your belly button towards your spine and you have to keep your legs firm during this exercise. Repeat it for almost 5 minutes and you will feel the workout for yourself. Within a month you will start feeling a change in your abs.
Above everything, you must maintain your healthy diet because no exercise in the world would work if you are eating unhealthy meals and junk. Only 20% of the exercise works on a body and the rest is what you consume.
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