The big board swimmer shoulders, the sprinter’s flat abs, the curvaceous waistline of the gymnasts and the rock solid legs of the weightlifters.
Along with the thrill of the last minute do or die situations in the matches, Olympians also set our hearts on fire with their hot bodies. If you have been following the games you would have ogled at the six packs of some athlete and tried it a little harder yourself on the mat on more than one occasion.
We know it guys and we totally relate to it. The Fabfit team is going gaga over the gold medal abs as well. We have a small interview of Dara Torres with CNN. The former American swimmer is a twelve time Olympic Medalist. Take a look at what she has to say about her six packs:
Boy, that stomach underneath the yellow jumper! Too hot to handle.
The lifestyle, the dedication, food habits or a ruthless trainer– we do not know what these Olympians have that get them going. But the irrevocable commitment to their bodies is something that sets the ball rolling for them. ‘Fit’ is not a word, but a way of life for them because it seems this is what they were born to do; to be fit and win medals. Isn’t it?
Here are three moves you could add to your fitness routine and start to build gold medal abs:
Leg Lowering Drill
This simple move can really work the lower muscles of the core and strengthen the abs. If you find yourself stuck with the movement, you can place the hand underneath your hips to give that extra support. Try to hover the legs and not rest completely on the ground.
Raised Leg Crunch
One of the oldest, but an effective way to work those abs is the crunch and with the raise leg crunches, you are working both the upper and the lower abs. This golden move should be done with the stomach in. And just as the swimmer Brittany Viola says, tuck your belly button to your spine, you would really want to do that. Learn to keep that in!
The third move is again a great ab worker and incorporates the entire back along with the core. You will notice that the stomach would try to bulge out as you get back into V position, don’t. Remember, ‘in’ is the way ‘up’.
We hope these three moves will help you change the game in no time. If you have any other beginner to intermediate moves in mind, bring it on in the comment’s section below.