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You won’t need a mat if you do these 5 dumb-bell exercises for a flat belly

Published on:11 September 2020, 11:27am IST
Dumb-bell exercises for abs work way better than those ones you’re likely to do on a mat. Don’t believe us? Then read on.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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This abs routine will make it all the more easier for you to get that flat belly. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

If on abs day, you run to your mat then we would suggest that this time around you ditch it. Don’t look so shocked because today you are going to try an all-new routine for your abs and for that you don’t need your mat. Then how are you going to perform the exercises for a flat belly? Well, by using dumb-bells instead. 

According to fitness expert Ruchika Rai, doing far too many mat exercises might wreck your belly separation called diastasis recti. Due to this you may never get a well-toned core that you’ve always desired. In addition, you can invite some chronic lower backache and neck pain. 

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That’s why we would like to rejig your abs routine a little and want you to add a dumb-bell instead.

So, let’s start.

Here are the five abstastic exercises that you can do with dumb-bells:
Don’t worry ladies, these exercises will cover all your core areas and help in better toning and sculpting of your belly. And FYI, you can use dumb-bells ranging from 2.5 kilos to 7.5 kilos (depending on your level) for them.

1. Dumb-bell side bends
This one is for your oblique muscles to give you that curvy waist. Stand straight with your legs hip width apart and hold that dumb-bell overhead. You can either hold it side to side or from the middle, whatever you are comfortable with. Now inhale and bend on one side. Hold it for 2 seconds and with an exhale come back up. Now do it on the other side and keep repeating it.

You can do 25 reps on each side and 4 sets.

2. Dumb-bell woodchop
This one is a complete abs workout. Stand straight with your legs hip width apart and hold the dumb-bell overhead according to your comfort. Inhale, bend towards your left foot, hold the pose for two seconds, and come back up with an exhale. Now inhale again, bend towards your right foot, hold it for two seconds, and come back up with an exhale. Keep repeating it.

You can do 25 reps on each side and 4 sets.

3. Dumb-bell twist
You need a neat frame to ensure a flat tummy and this dumb-bell abs exercise will bless you with it. Stand straight with your legs hip width apart. Hold the dumb-bell with both your hands and place it near your chest. Lock your knees properly and now as fast you can, just twist your upper body as much as you can. Keep inhaling and exhaling.

You can do 100 reps on each side and 4 sets.

4. Dumb-bell oblique bend
Another exercise that will slay that muffin top right away. Stand straight with your legs hip width apart. Hold the dumb-bell in your left hand and keep your arm straight along with your left side. Keep your right hand on the back of your head. Now inhale and bend towards your left, hold for two seconds, and with an exhale come back up. Complete one rep for the left side and after that switch the dumb-bell in your right hand and repeat.

You can do 25 reps on each side and 4 sets.

5. Dumb-bell core stabilizer
This dumb-bell exercise will burn that fat in your upper abdomen and lower back. Stand with your legs hip width apart. Stretch your arms in the front, in line with your shoulders and hold the dumb-bell in your hands. Inhale and with your back straight move towards your left side. Hold it for two seconds and with an exhale come to your initial position. Now do it on the other side. And keep repeating it.

You can do 25 reps and 5 sets.

Wasn’t that easy? All you need is a dumb-bell and you are sorted. In case, you don’t have one then take a bottle filled with water and do these abs exercises and flaunt your curves to the world.

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.