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Get Killer Abs Fast With These 3 Effective Exercises, Trainer Says

Gear up for super toned abs.

If your top fitness goal is to achieve visible abs, the best way to get there is "through a caloric deficit" and just the right workout regimen. We spoke with Anna Victoria, certified trainer (NASM) and creator of the Fit Body App about exactly how to get killer abs—and fast—and she says, "Abs are sculpted in the gym, but revealed in the kitchen! So, assuming you have a high protein diet in check, here are three killer ab moves." See them for yourself below, and next, check out The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.

Dead Bugs

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Victoria reveals this exercise hones in on your transverse abdominis, which is also known as your "corset muscle." You will start by lying flat on your back, keeping your arms reaching towards the ceiling, over your head. Bring your legs up to a 90-degree angle. Next, lower your left arm to the back of your head, and at the same time, extend your right leg as close to the floor as you can. Return to the floor position, and repeat the move with your other arm and leg.

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Side Plank Dips

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This exercise will concentrate your inner core muscles and your obliques. First, you will rotate onto one side of your body. Use your forearm to support your weight. Be sure your body stays in a straight line, while keeping your core activated the entire time. Then, gradually lower yourself to the floor, stopping just before your hip reaches the floor. Pull yourself back up using your core and obliques. Be sure to breathe in while you lower, and breathe out while you pull up.

Any Compound Move

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Victoria reveals the very best ab move you can do is the compound move of your choice! "You don't ever need to do a traditional 'ab' move in order to get sculpted abs. As long as you are properly engaging your core in your workouts, and as long as your workouts include compound moves (which, any solid workout would include) then you will get sculpted abs! Make sure your nutrition is also in check," she says.

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Alexa Mellardo
Alexa is the Mind + Body Deputy Editor of Eat This, Not That!, overseeing the M+B channel and delivering compelling fitness, wellness, and self-care topics to readers. Read more about Alexa
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