When it comes to building a pair of rock-hard abs we all know how much we dread hearing the word “crunches.” Universally we can all agree that nobody likes to do crunches, but we do want to build up our abdominal muscles, so what do we do? Well, we’re going to show you 3 killer “crunch-free” workouts that are sure to get your abs feeling on fire yet oh so toned.
The first move is the Head Lift. Start by lying on a mat with your knees bent and your feet flat onto the floor in front of you. Begin to deeply inhale, and then exhale to contract your abs. Tuck your chin and slowly begin to raise your head off of the ground and hold for 2-3 seconds, and release. Repeat for 15 reps.
The next move is the Squat Wall Squeeze. Stand with your back against the wall and feet in front of you. Using a ball or pillow, place it between your legs and slowly begin to inhale, and then exhale. Begin to lower yourself into a squat squeezing the pillow with your thighs. This movement targets not only the abdominal muscles, but the legs as well. Repeat for 25 reps.
The last move is a Wall Pushup. Stand in front of the wall at arms length with your palms against the wall. Inhale deeply, and exhale while you press against the well in a push up position keeping your elbows to your sides. As you come back up, ensure you contract your abs and squeeze. Repeat for 15 times.