5 gut Busting Exercises part 2
The Bicycle Crunch
I know we said that crunches could only do so much and were not ideal, but then again this is a very advanced type of crunch that will train your abdominal muscles very quickly. Instead of just doing a normal crunch this exercise involves keeping your legs lifted at a 90 degree angle and keeping them straight out. Every time you do a crunch touch your elbow to the opposite leg (left leg to right elbow and right leg to left elbow). The twisting motion is a great way to work out the sides of your abdominal muscles and to get rid of those love handles. This is a fantastic exercise because it targets all 3 main groups of abdominal muscles to get you the best results possible in the shortest amount of time.
The Cross Crunch
This is a really neat exercise and it also targets various parts of the core. All you have to do is lay on the ground in the shape of an X (just keep your legs and arms spread out from your body. Instead of doing a normal crunch you are going to lift off of the ground and touch your left foot with your right hand and vice versa. This exercise will target all major muscle groups in your core area. Try doing 10 reps for each side and try doing at least 2 sets of 10 for each side.
Swiss Ball Rollout
This is a very simple but effective exercise. Simply kneel down with your hands on a Swiss Stability Ball with your back straight and your abdominal muscles engaged. Then move the ball as far away from you as you can manage and the return to starting position. This will engage all of your abdominal muscles and will leave you with a stronger core after just a few sets.