Are you one of those who look at other people’s V cut abs with seething envy. You don’t need to be. With some hard-core abs workout and zealous dieting you can also get the V cut of your dreams.
You can strengthen your abs and add definition to your V cut by implementing the following varied routine for lower abs. These exercises are also helpful for reducing the pain in the lower back. Take a look at our example.
#1. Lying Leg Raises (4 sets x 15 reps)
This exercise should be performed with smooth and slow movements. you can spice it up by holding weight between the feet.
#2. Hanging Leg Raises (4 sets x 15 reps)
Just as it was the case with the previous exercise, the movements should be executed slowly. Make sure that your legs are straight. If you find this exercise too easy, you can add some difficulty by holding weights between your feet.
#3. Reverse Crunches (4 sets x 15 reps)
Take a dumbbell between your feet while performing this exercise for some added difficulty.
#4 Ab V Hold (4 sets x 1 minute hold)
Since this exercise is very demanding it should be done at the end of the routine. Lift yourself from supine position forming a V with your body. Hold for at least 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
Developing Balanced Core
If you want to develop your V cut abs it’s very important to concentrate on your core in addition to the lower abs strength. That is why you should make sure that your workout routine includes exercises that target your core muscles. We offer you a selection of exercises that you can include in your routine.
- Target the obliques and central abdominal muscles with side crunches.
- Strengthen your lower back by doing hip bridges.
- Target your thighs, gluts, back and hips by doing lunges.
- Do yoga poses for improving your overall core strength, flexibility and balance.
Reducing the Body Fat
1. Healthy Diet
If you want the V cut abs to really show they should not be covered in fat. That is why you should always back up your exercises with some healthy diet. There are plenty diets available online. Just pick the one that suits you the best. You don’t even have to follow some strict diet, just have in mind the following principles, and the fat will eventually disappear.
- Avoid foods that are rich in sugars or fats.
- Make sure that you consume lean protein.
- Include more fresh fruits and vegetables that provide you with the required nutrients.
- Reduce the consumption of carbohydrates, but make sure that they are still part of your diet.
Another important factor is never to starve yourself. Food provides your body with the needed energy, and by depriving yourself of food you can easily feel tired and irritated. Consequently, you’ll lack the energy for doing the exercises.
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