The Adonis belt, also known as V Lines or Apollo's belt, is one of the best features on a male physique. And surprisingly, one of the easiest to train and achieve with targeted exercises.
Forget what you've heard about genetics - you TOO can develop an Adonis Belt with just a few easy to follow adonis belt exercises.
Sounds pretty good, right? By the end of this article, you're going to find out what the Adonis Belt really is, the very BEST exercises that you can do to achieve it and get a workout that targets the area for maximum results.
Alright, are you ready to get started? Good! Let's go!
Some of the most common questions I get about the Adonis belt are:
In this article, I'm going to answer these and more.
You've seen male fitness models and bodybuilders with lean, mean Adonis Belts. But what exactly are they?
Well, here's the scientific part: The iliac furrow (what we called the Adonis Belt) refers to one of two grooves of the surface anatomy on the human abdomen and runs from the hip bone to the pubis:
The name "Adonis Belt" comes from the myth of Adonis - who is associated with male physical beauty and youth.
Image: Adonis, the mythological greek god behind the name "Adonis Belt".
It's actually the Inguinal Ligament and Transverses Abdominus that creates what we call the Adonis Belt. The v-shaped line is created by the Inguinal Ligament, but without enough muscle size in the Transverses Abdominus, you won't be able to see much in the way of definition!
So, it's all about balance - having a low enough body fat to see the line, but enough muscle size to create an impressive V-shape.
Training for Apollo's belt can be easily added at the end of your workout. I recommend the following:
A lot easier to develop and see results than what most people think!
Here is a straight forward adonis belt workout that targets the area for the most results. These are some of the best adonis belt exercises that you can do to taper the area.
You've probably already heard of situps and crunches, but stomach vacuums? Despite its strange name, this is one of the most effective exercises you can do if you want an Adonis Belt, and basically consists of blowing out air from your lungs and sucking in the stomach for around 10 seconds. If you're wanting to pack on some serious muscle in the Transverses Abdominus, try this simple exercise - you'll thank yourself later! Let's break it down...
The great thing about stomach vacuums is that you don't have to be in the gym to do them. Try them when walking the dog, watching TV, or even driving - whatever works best for you!
Planks are one of the most effective exercises that you can do if you want to build an Adonis Belt, and you can even do them at home. Here's how:
As you progress further, you'll be able to hold much longer. Your end goal should be holding for 120 seconds for 10 reps, 30 seconds between reach rep.
Right, so you've mastered the plank; here's the side plank! This can be even more effective in building the Adonis Belt if you do it properly...
This one is challenging. I found aerial yoga helped a lot with developing the balance for this.
This one's all about balance, and might require a little bit of practice. However, once you perfect V-Ups, you're onto a winner - this exercise targets the entire core, including the six-pack, quads, abductors, and glutes. This is what you need to do...
After a few sets of V-Ups, you should really feel the BURN in your stomach area - this is exactly what you want!
The Adonis belt is without doubt one of the most important features when developing a tight and muscular physique. Follow these adonis belt workout as laid out above and you can develop the aesthetics of your midsection quickly.
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