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The Best Exercises to Define the Abdomen Before Summer

The Best Exercises to Define the Abdomen Before Summer

Enjoy the summer being the best version of yourself. Discover the most effective exercises to define the abdomen.

Person doing ab exercises for definition.

The heat of summer is approaching, and with it comes the desire to enjoy a pleasant time in the sun near the pool or the beach. Now that you are in the maintenance phase of the Yes You Can program, you can confidently look at amazing core muscles.

Next, we explain the best ab exercises for definition and give tips to show off a heart-stopping abdomen and upper body on your next vacation.

The Best Ab Exercises for Definition

Defining the abdominal area and building a strong core require specific exercises and a few months of work. However, with this simple workout routine and the necessary perseverance, you can achieve your goal.

These core exercises can be done at home. Find a large enough space and move objects away to do your routine safely. Before this training, you can do some cardiovascular fitness to warm up your entire body and muscles.

Side Leg Raise

This first exercise will help you define your abdomen, gain core strength and promote muscle development of the glutes. To begin, lie on your side on a yoga mat, bend your lower arm, and support your head with the palm of the same arm. Your body must be in a straight line to complete the exercise correctly. You can lean on your upper arm to give you stability.

Now, lift your top leg until you feel your hip muscles contract and return to the starting position slowly. Keep your core tight to have enough support and the proper stability component during the exercise, and always keep your leg straight.

You can do between 2 and 3 sets of 10 or 15 repetitions. If you feel this is too much of a beginner routine, you can add a resistance band for a harder challenge. Remember that exercise is also good for mental health. Breathe and enjoy each exercise.


Traditional planks are present in all ab exercises for definition, since they are easy to perform, works the entire core and help muscle growth.

  • First, you should lie face down on the floor on a yoga mat for greater comfort.
  • Then, lift your body and lean on your forearms, ensuring your elbows align with your shoulders. Raise the rest of your body and lean on the balls of your feet, which should be a little apart.
  • Maintain this position for 30-60 seconds, concentrating all the effort on the abdomen and lower back.
  • Once the time has passed, relax the position and lie down on the mat to rest. With adequate rest between exercises, you can repeat this exercise several times.
  • You can do the isometric exercise version, where you hold the static position the whole time, or add some movement, moving your body back and forth.

You can also perform high planks. The procedure is the same, but instead of leaning on your forearms, you lean on the palms of your hands, as in a traditional plank position. This is a good option if you want to strengthen your arms more.

Leg Lift

Start by lying face up on your mat, stretching your legs, and keeping your body straight. For more support, place your arms next to your hips or under you in the lower back area.

Then, contract your abdomen and raise both legs until they form a 90-degree angle. This movement should be done slowly and without momentum; otherwise, you will not work your abdomen correctly.

Finally, return to the starting position, always using force with your abdomen and keeping your legs straight. You can do two or three sets of 10 to 15 repetitions each. Remember to rest between sets to avoid injury.


Another ab exercise for definition and stronger core that we recommend including is the traditional crunch, also known as sit-ups.

  • First, you should lie face up on the mat and bend your knees while placing both feet on the floor. Spread your feet a little so that they are hip-width apart. Next, cross your hands and put them on your chest.
  • Once you have completed the starting position, contract your abdomen and raise your torso towards your knees. Since this exercise works the upper abdominal muscles, we recommend that the height of the lift is low, only until you feel a contraction in these muscles.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat this exercise 10-15 times. Depending on your physical condition, you can do one or two series.

Another variation of the regular crunches is to do it with your legs bent towards your hips. Your knees should be at the height of your hips and your feet elevated. Your hands are placed behind the back of your neck, and you do the same movement as we have already explained.

Russian Twist

To do this classic core exercise, you must first sit on the floor with your knees bent. Then, bring your torso back to form a 45-degree angle. Place your hands in front of your chest, and, if you wish, add some weight with a plate or dumbbell.

Now, lift your feet a little off the ground and turn your torso and hands to the right towards the ground. Twist as far as you can, return to the center, shift to the left, and then return to the starting position. Do 10-15 reps of this, depending on your physical condition.

How to Burn Abdominal Fat Faster to Define the Abs

Eliminating abdominal fat to define it is a complex task since it requires a balanced diet and regular exercise. However, Yes You Can have nutritional supplements that will help you see faster results, and, with the help of ab exercises for definition, you will be able to get the body you want before summer.

In addition to the Whey Protein that you take in the maintenance phase to increase your muscle mass, you can add these products to get extra resistance on your routines:

Slim Down

This natural fat burner contains green tea extract, African mango, caffeine, and apple cider vinegar, which will help speed up your metabolism and burn belly fat quickly in combination with your body strength training. Take one capsule after waking up on an empty stomach to reap its benefits.

Fat Burner Extra Strength

This liquid fat burner will help you lose weight, increase your muscle mass, and burn the body fat stored in your abdomen, boosting your body workout routine. With Fat Burner Extra Strength you don't have to worry about your sleep, because its ingredients include no caffeine - and no added sugar! You can take 30 ml in the morning or before training, and you will only need to dilute it in water or your favorite drink.

Sleep + Burn

Burn fat even when you sleep!, too! With this product from Yes You Can, you can complement the exercises to define the abdomen while enjoying a restful sleep, thanks to its active ingredients, which are free of caffeine and sugar.

Dilute 30 ml in water or your favorite drink for 30 minutes before sleep. The next day, you will wake up with more energy and less fat! Ready to begin your exercise program!

Show off Your Abs Next Summer!

With these core workout exercises, you can define the abdomen, gain muscle mass, and shape your body. Remember that you can buy our products in the online store and enjoy our promotions!

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