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Get the V-shaped body you’ve always wanted

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:May 14, 2015
Have you been trying day and night to exert your muscles for a V-shaped body, but in vain? We have your back. Here is how to build a chiseled-out, well-defined V-cut physique.
  • 1

    Get Started with Core-strengthening

    You must get started with the core and cut the fat around the abdominal region. Choose from the various exercises that shape the upper and middle portions of abdominal muscles (such as sit-ups and crunches).

    Get Started with Core-strengthening
  • 2

    Leg Lifts

    These are one of the best exercises when it comes to shaping abs and thighs. Leg lifts force your abdominal muscles to raise your hips and legs off of the ground in a vertical column. Do this move until you feel the burn or do 3 sets of 15 reps.

    Leg Lifts
  • 3

    Hanging Leg Raises

    You need to suspend yourself from a chin-up bar. Use a medium-wide grip with your body pointing straight towards the ground and the hips a little rolled back. Raise the legs, keeping your knees bent, making a 90-degree (L-shaped) angle with your torso. Hold it there for two counts before gently lowering your legs back to the starting position. Do 3-4 sets of 10-20 reps.

    Hanging Leg Raises
  • 4

    Shape Up the Abs

    A comprehensive core routine is the first thing to do to get a V-cut. You need more exercises for midsection strengthening as it improves overall strength, comfort and health. Crunches, bridges and lunges can help you to improve core strength.

    Shape Up the Abs
  • 5

    Cardio Exercise

    Cardio is not just an excellent way to burn calories, but it is also an important part of sculpting a V-shaped body. It increases your daily energy level and makes you feel better. You can choose from many options such as jogging, swimming, hiking, jump rope and cycling.

    Cardio Exercise
  • 6

    Resistance Training

    Resistance (strength training) exercises can give you muscle gains on the upper section of your body. Proceed slowly and avoid jumping straight to heavy-weight exercises. A healthy, balanced regimen of weightlifting is the key.

    Resistance Training
  • 7

    Raise your Overall Activity Level

    Besides workouts and the right diet, take opportunities to increase your physical activity level. Do anything you can to stay active throughout the day. Consider walking to work, take staircase instead of elevators/escalators, etc.

    Raise your Overall Activity Level
  • 8

    A Lean, Healthy Diet

    Besides blasting the unwanted body fat with exercises, you need a weight-loss diet to complement it. Eat fewer calories than you burn each day. Furthermore, make sure you are getting all of the nutrients your body needs to thrive and get in the desired shape.

    A Lean, Healthy Diet
  • 9

    Drink Lots of Water

    Drinking water is an incredible fat-burner. Besides facilitating weight loss, you need to keep your body hydrated and full of energy considering the kind of regimen undertaken. Drink at least 2 liters of water a day.

    (Images:Getty)

    Drink Lots of Water
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