There is one part of the body that most people obsess over when they want to lose weight and get fit.
It’s not legs, arms, or even butt/thighs (however, that is a close second.)
So, what causes most people frustration and anguish?
By a landslide… it’s the midsection!
Stubborn belly fat is the most common complaint we hear about, and “how can I get rid of it” or “how can I get a six-pack” – is the #1 question we receive here at V Shred.
Just like you can’t choose where body fat is put on, you can’t choose where you want to lose it either. And unfortunately, it’s impossible to spot reduce!!
Where you store fat is determined by several factors:
- Sleep habits
- Body type (which we will talk about further down in this article)
In addition to all of the above, to get six-pack abs, most people have to be extremely strict with their diet to get their body fat to low enough levels for abs to fully show. This can be a struggle to maintain and very unhealthy long term..
But just because you can’t spot reduce fat, doesn’t mean there aren’t benefits of ab training!!
You CAN tone and tighten your stomach with core-specific exercises.
Doing targeted ab exercises may not help you get rid of belly fat, but they can help reduce the diameter of your waist and just give your midsection an overall tighter appearance.
Core exercises also build core strength. This is crucial to help prevent injury and back pain and help with athletic performance for other exercises.
Both of these things are important because overall fat loss is the goal if you want to see your abs, and the harder you push yourself the more calories and fat you burn!
There are some ab exercises that work better than others.
In this article, we will give you the 15 Best Bodyweight Ab Exercises you can use to sculpt your abs without having to leave your home!
If you are unsure how to do any of these exercises or want to learn the best sequences and combinations – Watch the full video tutorial below!
CREATE YOUR OWN AB WORKOUT USING THESE 15 BODYWEIGHT AB EXERCISES
For this home ab workout, we are giving you the freedom to choose! This list will provide you with endless ab combinations, so you will always keep your muscles guessing and never have to repeat the same ab workout twice!
For each workout, pick 3-4 exercises, perform each movement for 30 seconds, rest for 1 minute, and then repeat for 3 sets!
Straight Arm Crunch
Hollow Body Hold
Hollow Body Hold-to-Cannonball
Bird Dog Crunch
Abs can be trained on their own (daily if you want), or you can throw in a fast ab workout at the end of any of your other training or cardio days!
If you want to have a sculpted midsection you have to do specific core exercises.
But to see the abs you build, you need to reduce overall body fat through full body exercise and a proper diet.
That’s why it’s important to know your body type.
Everyone is born with different genetics. This means that the diet and workout that will help you lose body fat may be different from your friends & family.
That is why we created a fast and free body type quiz.
Our quiz has helped guide hundreds-of-thousands of people to achieve better results!
All you have to do is answer a few questions. In minutes, you will be given the specific tools you need to customize your diet and training around your genetics!
No, you can’t crunch your way to a six-pack…
But you can do core specific exercises to build your abs and diet for your body type so you can lose enough fat to reveal them!
We hope this article helped you out!