If you want to strengthen your core and your willpower, you’ll find these 5 ab exercises very helpful. These are challenging but can also be done by beginners. Do them every day to see results within weeks. Remember to go at your own pace.
With all that sitting, improper posture and eating things that weren’t meant to ever be eaten by anyone but robots, our abdominal muscles are getting weaker and weaker. And our bellies kinda bigger.
I didn’t quite believe this, but I read somewhere that your willpower is hidden in your core and I like the sound of it. I actually do feel stronger, more decisive and more alert when I stand or sit tall and actually use my core muscles to keep a straight posture.
So if you want to strengthen your core, not just because you want to look good, but also because you could use a little bit more willpower in your life to develop new positive habits – you’ll find the exercises below very helpful.
5 Ab Exercises To Do Every Day
All you need is 5-10 minutes and if you do keep it up and do these more often, you’ll soon see and feel the results.
I always aim for about a minute of holding a plank. It is very simple, yet challenging exercise with minimal movement. And probably one of my favorites, because it gets results.
#2. Russian Twist
Go for 20 counts with this one.
Do 20 of these as well!
#4. Side Plank
I have a love/hate relationship with side planks. They’re quite hard, but they work your upper body and the entire side of your body, not just the obliques. 12-20 on each side and you’ll be sweating.
I love this exercise as it’s easy on the neck and your entire upper body gets to “rest” on the floor while you’re training that six-pack muscle and the lower abs. Do 15-20 of these!
Well, that’s it! Those are 5 basic ab exercises that will strengthen your core (and your willpower) when you do them regularly – you can even do them daily in about 5 minutes (do each exercise for 40s and rest 20s). Don’t forget to stretch after, so you can do the whole thing again the next day!