Shaping the Adonis belt takes hard work and discipline.
Some women seem blessed with the perfect abdomen and a deep indention that slopes down from the hips. This V-shaped muscle, also known as the Adonis belt, begins at your hip bones and runs diagonally until each side meets in the pelvic region. You don't need to be genetically gifted with a perfect physique - you can acquire the V cut by following a strict diet and aggressive training program focusing on the lower-abdominal muscles and external obliques.
Start with Cardio
Add at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity to your training program and follow a healthy, low-fat diet. This will shed body fat, which accentuates the abdominal muscles. If you have excess fat on your body, especially your midsection, you'll never see muscle definition in your abdominal area. Stick to avocados, olive oil and almonds for fat sources, as these foods may help diminish your belly fat if you eat them in moderation.
Include Leg Raises
Do lying leg raises. Lie flat on the floor with your hands by your sides and your palms facing the floor. Keep your legs extended and as straight as possible - your knees can be slightly bent but not locked - and raise your legs until they are perpendicular with your torso. Hold the position for a second and slowly lower your legs to the floor. Repeat the exercise 15 to 20 times to complete a set, and aim to finish three full sets.
Try Decline Crunches
Perform decline crunches. Begin by lying flat on a decline bench with your legs placed securely under the footrest pads. Keeping your hands behind your head, slowly raise your entire upper body off the bench and curl toward your knees. Hold the pose for a moment once you feel your abdominal muscles contract and slowly lower your body to the starting position. Complete three sets of 15 to 20 repetitions.
Learn the decline Russian twist. Sit on a decline bench with your feet secured beneath the footpads. Lean back as far as you can to feel your abdominal muscles tighten while keeping your back straight. Place your hands together with your arms extended out in front of you and begin by twisting your torso to the left and then to the right. This is a one repetition. Perform three sets of 15 to 20 repetitions.
Items you will need
Complete these exercises four to five times per week. Increase weight by 5 pounds every two weeks, as long as you are able to maintain proper form.
Consult your physician before beginning any fitness program. Get plenty of rest in between workouts so that your body can recuperate properly, especially if you begin to feel worn out or get exhausted more easily than normal. If you start to feel discomfort in your back, take a few moments and rest before continuing. If the discomfort continues or becomes worse, discontinue exercising and seek medical attention if needed.