The 5 Easiest Abs Exercises Ever
Forget for a moment that the shape of your midsection largely determines how good you'll look on the beach this summer (and in the bedroom this weekend). We'll get back to that in a minute. The pursuit of abs goes deeper. Most people strive for a six-pack as if their lives depended on it, and science proves that it does. At a meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, researchers reported that waist circumference is more conclusive than either weight or body-mass index (BMI) as a measure of disease risk. Unlike fat directly under the skin, belly fat, which adheres to organs, is associated with increases in C-reactive protein (CRP) and other markers of inflammation that can lead to heart disease.
Motivated yet? Good. But don’t think for a minute that the path to a six-pack is lined with crunches. A recent study by the Biomechanics Laboratory at San Diego State University found that this classic move didn’t even rank in the top 10 abs exercises. The reason: Crunches don’t require much abdominal stabilization or body rotation—two key ingredients for sculpting a rock-solid six-pack. (Learn six more simple habits that will flatten your belly fast.)
That’s why the following six abs exercises stand out. Not only are they easy to perform, but they’ll also work your abs from multiple angles, accelerating their growth. Cycle through the list, adding two different moves to each of your weekly strength workouts, and performing three sets of as many repetitions of each as you can do in 30 seconds. Consider them the fast track to finishing off your gut for good, and making every muscle in your midsection pop.
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