"Perhaps, getting ABS is not only about the crunches."
Yasmin Karachiwala is a ‘Star fitness trainer’ of Bollywood celebrities like Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone.
She has earned her reputation, having won the award of “Best Fitness Instructor” at Vogue Fashion Awards.
She is also an author having published a book Sculpt and Shape – The Pilates Way.
Born on July 4, 1970, in the USA, Yasmin Karachiwala is very well known in the fitness world of India and beyond.
To help people with their fitness regimes Yasmin has took to Instagram to post some mini fitness videos focusing on different parts of the body.
One such post focuses on the abs. For this post she wrote:
“Hey guys! I’m sure most of us dream of those washboard ABS, and for that we do 100s of crunches.
“Perhaps, getting ABS is not only about the crunches.
“This week, I have a fun ABS workout for you where I’ll be “showing you six different exercises to focus on your core!
“Perform 3-4 sets of each exercise for 40 seconds each and take 15 “seconds of active rest between sets.”
This sparked interest in us to present her post and info on these great exercises to help you tone your abs.
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Here is Karachiwala’s Abs Workout Routine.
1. Dumbbell Straight Arm Abs Crunch
Modified: Dumbbell Straight Arm Abs Crunch with Waterbells
This is beneficial for core body strength conditioning.
It requires you to use your shoulder muscles to keep your arms locked straight whilst employing your abdominals during the crunch phase.
This exercise not only toughens your midriff but also builds arm/shoulder strength.
2. Weighted Slams
Modified: Weighted Slams with Waterbells
This exercise is all about explosive movements and making use of your shoulders and rear deltoids muscles in enabling you to slam the weights to the floor as hard as you can.
It not only is a great conditioning exercise but also burns a lot of calories.
3. Dumbbell Overhead Side Bend
Modified: Dumbbell Overhead Side Bend with Waterbells
This exercise is designed to work your side oblique muscles giving you greater definition to your stomach area and also improving your overall flexibility.
It is a great exercise to help increase a toned body look.
4. Butterfly to Straight Arm Situp
Modified: Butterfly to Straight Arm Situp with Waterbells
This exercise makes use of your entire upper body strength.
Doing the butterfly motion with weighted Waterbells requires shoulder, back and arm muscles to be used.
This is combined with a situp which causes your abdominals to crunch and thus toning your midsection. The exercise is intensive and burns a lot of calories.
Great for burning fat.
5. Standing Elbow to Knee Crunch
Modified: Standing Elbow to Knee Crunch with Waterbells
The motion of moving your elbows down to your knees whilst holding Waterbells uses lower back muscles and conditions the shoulders to hold the weight whilst slowly going through the entire movement.
The abdominal muscles in the stomach are crunched during this exercise.
This movement is best done slowly to enhance the conditioning benefits it provides.
It is definitely a strengthening exercise and will help develop core strengths needed for other forms of activity and sports.
This workout routine is designed to firm up your abs and give them that washboard look.
If done regularly and combined with a healthy high protein, low-fat and carb diet plan, this routine could give you the results Yasmin promises.
So if you’re stuck at home or in need of a new abs regime, this new quick routine could be just the thing you need to help you get the abs you are aiming for.