Have you ever been to a sports event with a girlfriend, fiance or wife? Did you go to a baseball game, a basketball game or a football game? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you will understand the feeling that I am about to lay out for you now.
This feeling is called bod envy. It occurs when you catch your loving partner staring at some other dude on the court, or whispering to her friend about so-and-so’s muscles and how he just scored a goal and is amazing. Don’t let bod envy bog you down and disappoint you. Let if give you a fire, a passion, a burst of motivation for getting in great shape.
When deciding to get into tip-top shape, one of your most important concerns should be getting your abs all cut up and molded into Hercules style perfection. This takes a lot of effort, but it’s what the ladies love, undeniably. Most women prefer a guy with cut tone over a huge guy with massive muscles. That can be a bit overwhelming for some. For your focus on your abdominals, you need to learn a couple unconventional ab exercises that can get you molded abs as soon as you possibly can. Welcome to no more bod envy!
The plank: Lay down on your stomach and lift your body up so you rest on your elbows. Keep your back very straight. Try to hold this position for as long as you can. Try to hit 30 seconds if this is your first try, go for a minute if you are in better shape. As you hold, your body will start to shake, but try to use all the muscles in your core to hold your body up.
There are some fantastic variations of this including, arm lifts, leg lifts and superman. For the arm lifts, while in plank position, lift one of your arms so it is straight forward. This is going to be extremely difficult, so only hold for ten seconds on each side. The same goes for the leg lifts. For the superman position, lay on your belly and extend your arms and legs out and about 6 inches off the ground. Hold for a minute.
The penguin: Lay down in a sit up position with your back on the ground with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Use your sides (or technically, obliques) to lift your body to the side and touch the outside of your foot with your nearest hand. Then do it on the other side. This will help develop the muscles on the side of your body so you can look like a professional swimmer or something. That’s how you get your lady’s attention.
Leg throw-downs: Find a partner for this one. Lay flat on your back and have your buddy stand with his feet near your head. Grab his ankles for stability and raise your legs up in the air as high as you can. Your partner should push them back down towards the ground with force. Try not to let your feet touch the ground and then raise them back up. This is an extremely tough one be prepared!
You can do these abs exercises more than once a week, as long as your abs aren’t sore.