Get fit in 15 minutes: The best exercise and nutrition to build strong abs
- Personal trainer Nadya Fairweather reveals the best exercise for strong abs
- Shona Wilkinson advises pairing the work out with a diet that is high in fibre
- British style expert, Liz Hemmings picks out items to wear for the work out
WHAT TO DO
To build strong abs, try a double to single leg v-sit, says celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk).
Starting on your back, lift your head and feet off the ground about an inch. Then sit up, keeping one leg extended and the other leg bent, pulling it in towards the chest. Then slowly lower back down until both legs are extended. Then try the same action with the other leg, and keep alternating.
This is a challenging exercise so start with a small number and increase the number by two each week. As always it’s a great add-on to your regular activities.
Personal trainer Nadya Fairweather, recommends this double to single leg v-sit exercise for building strong abs
WHAT TO EAT
There is no point in spending hours in the gym doing exercises for your abs if they are covered in a layer of fat, says nutritionist Shona Wilkinson (shonawilkinson.com).
Have you tried black beans? They are high in fibre and low in fat and stay in your digestive tract for longer, which helps reduce your appetite because you feel fuller for longer!
Another option is tiger nuts, which can be found in health food shops. They are high in fibre and low in calories, making them great to snack on. They taste a bit like coconut.
Pumpkin seeds are a great source of protein and nutrients such as zinc and magnesium. Try sprinkling them over salad or adding them to soups.
WHAT TO WEAR