If you’re looking to get those perfect V shaped abs, then you need to prep your body and have it in the right condition to achieve this goal. If you have the means to do so, it’s generally a good idea to meet with a nutritionist to ensure you have a lean, protein rich diet that will allow your abdominal muscles to truly shine. By now we all know that our abs are created first and foremost in the the kitchen! When you have all that (a nutritioninst and proper eating habits) in place, you can begin some V cut abs exercises to give you that perfect set of abs.
6 V Cut Abs Exercises That Actually Work
Flat/Incline Bench Lying Leg Raise
A good starting point for your V cut abs exercises will be the flat or incline bench lying leg raise. This is an exercise that targets the lower abdominal muscles. Begin by lying down on a flat area that has been raised. With your hands beneath your back or above your head, raise your legs to as close to a 90 degree angle as you can get. This will have your body producing an L shape. Hold this position for 30 seconds and then lower your legs.
Elbow to Knee Crunch
Crunches will be another one of the V cut abs exercises you will want to consider. The most ideal form will be an elbow to (opposite) knee crunch that has you twisting. Lie flat on your back and then bend your knees in front of your body. You will then take your palms and place them on the back of your head or sides of your ears(don’t pull on your head). Raise your body so your head and shoulders are off the ground and twist so that your right knee and left elbow touch. You’ll then lower your back and raise your body again and touch the left knee to the right elbow. Keep doing this until fatigue.
Medicine Ball Oblique Twist
One other choice you’ll have for your V cut abs exercises will be the Medicine Ball Oblique Twist. This is an exercise that doesn€™t produce a lot of bulk in the abdominal area and instead helps you to get lean muscles that will be important for a toned body. For this, you will need a medicine ball and a pulley system or Theraband and a door. You stand facing left or right with your side to the machine or theraband. You will hold the medicine ball against your body with your right arm while simultaneously grabbing the handle to the pulley/theraband with your right hand. You will then twist your midsection leading with your elbow keeping the medicine ball in it’s position and your feet fixed. Perform several reps then switch sides.
This is an exercise I started doing way back when I was about 13 and have utilized it ever since. It works great! Now you wont be cleaning your carpet with this one but you will be holding in your stomach for 20-40 seconds at a time throughout your day. If this sounds simple that’s because it is. Watch the results start to appear in just a couple of days. Start by getting down on your hands and knees, exhale completely and suck in your stomach as much as you can. Once you get the hang of doing this exercise from your knees, you can start to effectively perform it standing and throughout your day.
These are truly badass! This exercise is more difficult than most other ab exercises in the opinion of many. But in my opinion the effort required to produce the results desired is more than worth it! Start by laying stomach down on a flat bench and grab the legs of frame of the bench. I usually have my “junk” just below the edge of the bench So I dont crush it on the way down but you can do what works best for you. Once, you’re stomach is down and you’re grasping the bench kick your legs straight up in the air damn near like you were going to strike like a scorpion. Practice makes perfect with these, just be sure that you don’t twist in the air when performing the scorpion as that will put unnecessary pressure on your spine.
Hanging Side to Side Knee Raises
These are awesome when done correctly. I’ve got to say that I witness people doing this incorrectly much more often than I see people doing it correctly. Most times people are simply working their hip flexors because they don’t bring their legs up high enough. With that said grab the bar and hang with your arms fully extended. Now, keeping your feet together begin to bring your entire lower body up as if you were doing a reverse crunch. You ass should damn near point out as you want to exaggerate this movement to get your abs fully involved. If you’re only moving your knees and not actually crunching your lower body your will likely only hit your hip flexors. Take your time and use good form.
What you’re going to find is these V cut abs exercises are going to give you perfectly shaped abs. Just make sure you do understand that you need to keep up on your abs exercises to maintain them, while sticking to a healthier diet.
Keep training hard,
-David ” V Cut Abs” McCready
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