You have seen them at the gym and on countless vanity Tumblr pages – impossibly buff lower abs that make a raised “V” shape above the pelvis. Do these tremendously tight midsections leave you feeling envious? Is your own flabby, doughy stomach no longer “cutting” it? Have no fear – with an aggressive abdominal workout and smart fat-cutting decisions, you too can build up an eye-catching V cut.
A varied lower ab workout routine can really help you strengthen your abs and defying that V cut. They’ll also help you reduce lower back pain and build a strong core.
Here is a workout example you can follow to get your V cut abs:
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#1. Lying Leg Raises (4 sets x 15 reps)
This exercise should be performed with smooth and slow movements. you can spice it up by holding weight between the feet.
#2. Hanging Leg Raises (4 sets x 15 reps)
Just as it was the case with the previous exercise, the movements should be executed slowly. Make sure that your legs are straight. If you find this exercise too easy, you can add some difficulty by holding weights between your feet.
#3. Reverse Crunches (4 sets x 15 reps)
Take a dumbbell between your feet while performing this exercise for some added difficulty.
#4 Ab V Hold (4 sets x 1 minute hold)
Since this exercise is very demanding it should be done at the end of the routine. Lift yourself from supine position forming a V with your body. Hold for at least 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
Eat right. There’s not enough emphasis put on this, however this is more essential than any lift or crunch you’ll perform. If you want results, you must eat right.
Minimize high sugar drinks such as soda. These two can topple any diet from the start. You are allowed to “reward” yourself, but you must earn your rewards. Aim for 1 reward every week, or 3 rewards every 2 weeks. However, this doesn’t mean the whole day, just one meal, or one drink. Do not use this meal for fast food though, because fast food will take multiple days to be rid of.
Maximize protein intake. Protein is the component of the body that contains amino-acids which are necessary for the development of all body systems, including muscles. Shoot for at least 1g of protein for every lb. of body weight. Protein shakes are an excellent source of lean protein.