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The Obliques Killer Workout, Side Planks

If you are searching for a workout to get rid of your side tiers, then this is the right workout for you.

Side planks muscles worked

The side plank is a great workout for obliques and also for many more muscles like glutes, hamstrings , quadriceps and abductors. But it primarily work as a abs exercise as it targets more on oblique muscles.

Side Planks Benefits

Side plank is a great workout with many benefits. It primarily targets your obliques but it also strengthens core, legs, arms and wrists and also it helps to improve balance of the body. Simply side planks will tone your shoulders, obliques and leg muscles as well.

Side Plank Variations

As well as other exercises, this exercise also have many other variations. You can choose the variation that you need to do, according to the muscle that you need to work on.

  • Bent-Knee Side Plank – This is most suitable for beginners as this is the easiest one. In this variation you can place your knee on the ground instead of the feet
  • Side Plank This is the usual variation which is little bit advanced than the previous. Steps to perform this variation will be explained at the bottom of the page.
  • Elevated Side Plank – In this variation, the only difference is you are placing your palm on the ground instead of your elbow. Other steps are same as the below.
  • Side Plank With Leg Lift – This is a way advanced than the previous variation. The steps to perform this is almost same as the usual side plank. The only difference is you are lifting the leg which is not on the ground.
  • Side Plank Knee to Elbow Crunch – This is also another advanced variation of side planks. In this variation, you are crunching the remaining hand and the leg which is in the top side of your body.
  • Side Plank Rotations – This variation is also can be known as a advanced variation. In here, you have to position same as the way in the usual side plank at first. Then you have to alter your hands and legs by rotating and then keep your other elbow and feet on the ground. Continue this alternation until your reps are done.

Steps to perform Side Planks

So here are the basic steps to perform usual side planks accurately.

  • Lay a mat on the floor and lie on it on your right side (Your palm should be right below your shoulder and feet must be straighten and keep as shown in the above picture)
  • Your head, shoulder and feet must be in the same line
  • Now maintain this position as much as you can for best results
  • For side plank reps, you can do 3 sets of 30 S, 1 minute
  • While holding the position make sure you are lifting your hips without letting them fall down to touch the ground

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The Best Full Body Strength Training Exercise, Burpees

Burpees is a great full body workout for calorie burning exercises. It is usually an essential exercise for HIIT workout sessions. So if you are up to burn your excess fat, then it is a must to add burpees in to your routine. As it is a full body workout, it works on many of your muscles including arms, chest, abs, glutes, quads and hamstrings also.  

Burpees Benefits

Burpees is a workout with many benefits as it works on many of your body muscles. It builds your muscle strength in your legs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, arms, shoulders and chest. But most importantly, it will help you to burn calories. For an average person, 10 – 15 calories will burn if you perform burpees for about 60 seconds.

Burpees variations

In this exercise also there are few variations to target different muscles. But in this case, all of them are suitable for fat burning because they all are high insensitive workouts. Some of the variations of burpees exercise are as follows.

  • Push up burpees This is the most usual variation of the burpees exercise. The steps to perform this variation will be discussed below.
  • Side burpees – This variation is also very similar to the usual burpees variation. The only difference in this is you have to jump to the side instead of the back. All other steps are same as in the usual variation.
  • Superman burpees – In this burpees variation, instead of the push up part, all other steps are similar. You have to perform superman posture instead. If you do not know about superman exercise, just click below to know everything about it.
    Superman Exercise
  • Star jump burpees – In this variation also the only difference is you have to perform star jump instead of the usual push up.
  • Tuck jump burpees – instead of push up you should do a tuck jump. Click down below if you don’t know how to perform star jump and tuck jump.
    Star & Tuck Jump
  • Bench burpees – In this variation you have to jump on to a fixed bench or a stair instead of the push up.

How to do Burpees?

The basic movement used in usual burpees  can be performed as the given steps down below.

  • Begin in a standing position
  • Move into a squat position with your hands on the ground
  • Kick your feet back into a plank position, while keeping your arms extended
  • Return your feet into squat position immediately
  • Stand up from the squat position 
  • Perform burpees for 3 sets of 12, 15 or 20 repetitions

You can follow the picture shown below the topic to have more convenience. So, get ready to change your body.

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The Most Powerful Lower Body Workout, The Squats

Squats is the greatest workout to work your leg muscles including your abs. When you perform squats it will active your quads, hamstrings, glutes, abs and also calves. Squats is a great exercise with many benefits. It helps to build your quads, calves and hamstrings while improving the muscle mass. Also squats will help you to activate your glute and back muscles.

For ladies, squats is a indispensable workout which cannot be replaced by any other exercise, to activate glute muscles to get a round big buttocks. Also there are many variations of squats. Some of them can be listed as jump squats, sumo squats, barbell squats, front squat, goblet squat etc. In here I am going to present you the steps to perform the traditional weighted squat with weight plates or dumbbells.

  • Stand on your feet with a little wider than the shoulder width apart
  • Hold the weight (weight plate or dumbbell) with both of your hands symmetrically
  • Let the weight hang downwards freely
  • Bend your knees in a posture like seating on a chair, until your thighs are almost parallel to the floor
  • Your Shoulders must stay back and core should be straight with no bends
  • Press your feet and straighten your legs to reach a standing position
  • Hold this position for few seconds
  • Reach back to the initial position
  • Do 3 sets of 10, 12 or 15 repetitions
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The Most Effective Full Body Workout, Barbell Dead-lifts

Barbell dead lifts is a powerful workout to active almost all muscles in our body. It works many muscles including quadriceps, inner thighs, glute muscles, lats, hamstrings, abdominal and oblique muscles.

Since in this exercise we are dealing with lot of weights than just a pair of dumbbells, I recommend for the beginners to definitely take assists by an instructor or a knowledgeable person before performing this exercise.

Since the number of active muscles are higher, we get many benefits out of barbell dead lifts. Unlike other exercises, dead-lifts will also involves in fat burning process too.

Here are the basic steps to perform barbell dead-lifts correctly.

  • Stand with your feet slightly less than the shoulder width apart, feet under the middle of the barbell
  • Slightly bend your knees and grab the barbell with a space wider than your shoulder width (Thumbs should face to each other and in a manner that other fingers are pointed towards you)
  • Stand slowly while straightening your legs and back (squeeze your glutes while standing)
  • Hold for few seconds
  • Go back to the initial step (just touch the ground by the barbell and stand again)
  • Do for 3 sets of 8, 10, 12 or 15 repetitions

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The Best Full Body Strengthening Workout, Push ups

Push ups is not just a great multi purpose workout, but also it is a measure of your fitness level. Push ups helps to strengthen upper body and core muscles by engaging abdominal muscles. Also it works triceps, pectoral muscles and shoulders when performing the exercise. Also push ups will maintain body balance and create a good posture.

There are many other variations of push ups also instead of the traditional push ups. But here I am going to

Follow the below steps to perform the push up exercise accurately.

  • Lay a mat on the ground
  • Lie on it on fours, facing down
  • Place your palms straightly downwards of your shoulders with slightly wider than the shoulder width
  • Now straighten your arms and legs
  • Hold for few seconds and slowly lower your body to the initial position
  • Repeat for 3 sets of your maximum number of repetitions

In here, the maximum is the number of repetitions that you can do at a raw no more after. Try to do 20 – 25 repetitions if you are a beginner. Even if your maximum is less than that, it is okay you can improve it later with the experience. It is good to do 100 – 150 push ups daily if your maximum is 50 or higher.

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Most Effective Exercise for Strong Abs, The Bicycle Crunches

Bicycle crunches is a great workout to tone your rectus abdominus muscles and oblique muscles at the same time. But as I have stated in my previous articles, you will not get any results if your fat percentage is higher than 10% . Because any of these ab exercises will not help you to burn your fat. These workouts will work only, if you follow them with HIIT or cardio workouts only. Then only you can tone your ab muscles while burning the deposited fat on your body.

So here are the basic steps to perform the great exercise bicycle crunches, which have many benefits including ab strengthening.

  • Lay a mat on the ground and lie on it
  • Put your hands behind your head after crossing the fingers
  • Keep your legs straighten and lift them for about 20 -30 degrees inclination
  • Now move your right elbow towards your chest while bringing the left knee to the chest to touch the right elbow (Important: make sure to move your shoulders when moving your elbows, without moving just the elbow)
  • Now come back to the initial inclined position and do the same for left elbow and right knee
  • Repeat for 50 – 100 repetitions
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Best Workout for Six Pack Abs, The Crunches

If your goal is a six pack body, then crunches is a definite workout which you should add to your schedule. Crunches specially targets your abdominal muscles specifically and improves the strength of the ab muscles. Also workouts like planks, push ups and glute bridges works on your abs but crunches are directly focusing on the ab muscles. Not only that, crunches will also have other benefits too. Some of them can be listed as strengthening abdominal muscles and strengthening core muscles.

So here are the steps to perform crunches accurately without causing any harm to the spine and other muscles.

  • Lay a mat on the floor and lie on it
  • Bend your knees and keep your feets on the floor with hip width apart
  • Place your hands behind your head and cross the fingers
  • Now pull your ab muscles to up with an inclination of 30 – 40 degrees or until you feel your abs are working
  • Hold that position for few seconds
  • Slowly return to the starting position

If you are a beginner then it will be hard for you at the beginning. So try to do 20 – 30 repetitions on the first day and increase gradually when you feel nothing after covering the relevant number of steps.

If you have done exercises before, try to do 150 repetitions for a 1 set.

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The Best Abs Workouts for Six Packs

Are you looking for the best abs workout to tone your abs and get your dreamy six pack body? Well, I’m really sad to say, but you cannot have six packs by just doing only ab workouts nor for 10 minutes nor for 30 minutes. Even if you workout for 2 hours a day, still you cannot have six packs. The question is why?

The reason is our ab muscles are not visible because of the fat layer on it covering our four or six or eight ab muscles depending on our genes. If you really want six packs in the usual way, the first thing that you should do is to reduce your body fat percentage into 10% or less. Otherwise you never be able to emboss the ab muscles without losing the fat layer. 

So the first thing you need to do if you want to get six packs is, to do workouts to lose body fat. The best way to lose body fat is to do HIIT exercises or high intensity interval training, while following a proper meal plan. Since I have shared the best HIIT workouts and meal plans to lose body fat, I will share the best exercises to emboss your ab muscles while following fat losing exercises and meal plan to tone your abs. Remember doing only these will not be sufficient if your body fat is not less than 10%. So target to do more fat losing exercises. It will only take 15 minutes from your day. Follow the link below to find the best HIIT workouts and here now I will share the best ab exercises to tone your ab muscles and get your dreamy six pack body.

HIIT WORKOUTS

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The Reverse Crunches for Perfect Six Pack Abs

Reverse crunches is also a great workout to work your major and lower abdominal muscles and oblique muscles which causes your side tires. Oblique muscles are the reason for you to not having a tiny waist. Also reverse crunches help to strengthening core and abdominal muscles. So here are the basic steps to perform reverse crunches.

  • Lay a mat on the ground and lie on your back
  • Keep your legs on the floor while bending slightly from the knees
  • Place your arms beside your hip areas
  • Now slowly lift your legs and buttocks from the mat as shown 
  • Hold for few seconds and slowly come down
  • Repeat for 20 – 50 repetitions

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The Scissors Exercise for Perfect Six Pack Abs

Scissors exercise works your core muscles, lower abdominal muscles, thighs, glutes, quads, obliques and hip flexors at once.

Scissors is also a great workout which similar to flutter kicks. The only difference is the way you move your legs. In scissors, unlike in flutter kicks you have to move your legs cross like scissor blades.

Here are the steps to perform scissors.

  • Lay a mat on the ground 
  • Lie on your back on the mat
  • Place your arms beside your thighs 
  • Now keep your legs in a v shape as shown, little lifted from the ground
  • Now start to cross your left leg with the right and right leg with the left
  • Do for 100 repetitions
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