For many, it is a sign of a trained body: the washboard belly. For a long time, it was necessary to do as many sit-ups and crunches as possible in order to show a trained stomach. But the video shows: There is another way.
- The plank
Start with the plank: To do this, go into the push-up position with your arms straight. Now shift the weight slightly forward. Warning: Do not bend at the hip. This challenges the abdominal muscles.
- Hip dips
It sounds like a snack, but it’s a demanding exercise for your six-pack. For the hip, dips go into the plank again. Either place your entire forearm down or, as with the classic push-ups, just the palms of your hands. Now take your left and right sides alternately towards the floor.
- Legs up
For the third exercise, lie on your back on the floor and raise your stretched, closed legs up to a 90-degree angle. You should not perform the exercise abruptly, but slowly and evenly – this is particularly stressful for the lower abdominal muscles.
- Plank with twist
Go into the plank again. Now alternately lift the left and right legs so that you shift your weight from one side to the other. How to use the lateral abdominal muscles.
- Side sit-ups
A final exercise that has it all is the side sit-ups. To do this, lie on your side and slowly lift your upper body and legs.