Upper Abs Workout

Upper abs workout is great for you who are trying to have a six or even eight pack abs. In this post, there are several workouts or exercises to start with.

The upper aspect of the rectus abdominis. Muscle area includes the abdominals located directly below the sternum and about two to three inches above the belly button.

Often targeted by “tucking” or “pulling” such as the knees toward the chest or bringing the chest towards the abdomen. Upper ab exercises are great companions to lower ab exercises but also function completely well as standalone exercises.

It’s important to keep your entire core strong by doing a wide variety of exercises.  However, if you want to specifically target your upper abs, you can do that by focusing on this upper abs circuit will help you out.

Upper Abs Workout Routine

V Ups

ab workout v ups

3 Sets 20 Reps Each Set

  1. Lie flat on your back with arms stretched out behind your head, palms facing upwards. 
  2. Simultaneously raise your arms, legs and torso, as if you are trying to touch your toes. The movement should come from your trunk. 
  3. Go back to the starting position and begin the next repetition straight away.

Bicycle Crunch

ab workout bicycle crunches

3 Sets 20 Reps Each Set

  1. Start in the usual sit-up position, with your legs together, knees bent, and fingers behind your ears. Your core should be tight and remain this way throughout the exercise. 
  2. When you’re ready to begin, simultaneously draw your left knee towards you, kick out your right leg and perform a sit-up. As you sit up, twist your body so your right elbow moves towards your left knee.
  3. Without stopping, straighten your left leg and bring your right knee towards your chest. When the sit-up movement is complete, your elbow should be touching your opposite knee. Simultaneously twist your core and upper body to bring your left elbow towards your right knee.
  4. Keep up this pedaling and twisting motion for at least 15 reps. Working both sides counts as a single rep.

Crunches

ab workout crunches

3 Sets 20 Reps Each Set

  1. Lie on your back with your hands crossed over your chest.
  2. Place your feet on the floor with legs bent.
  3. Lift your torso along with your shoulder blades off the floor and crunch your rib cage towards your lower belly.
  4. Hold for two counts and then lower slowly to the starting position.

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