I'm Ryan George, and this is how to get abs for beginners. If you are just starting a fitness program, chances are you want to learn how to develop your abs. Luckily there are just a few simple steps to follow in order to achieve that goal. So when you are beginning to exercise, you want to be able to incorporate some of the staples for abdominal training and that includes crunches, planks and side planks. So with crunches they are pretty straightforward, your knees are bent, hands behind the neck or across the neck and you're just bringing your shoulders about two inches off the floor. When you are doing the planks, you want to make sure that your forearms are flat on the floor, your back is straight, abs are tight, your body is level. So you are not too high up or too low down to the floor. With the planks you want to hold that. You should hold it for about 20 seconds all the way up to a minute. But don't worry, if you can only hold it for three, four or five seconds, you just build on that and try to work your way up. You want to brace the stomach and almost engage, brace it as if you were bracing for a punch. With the side plank you are lying on your side, your feet are stacked and you bring your hips off the floor. You can do those like the regular plank where you just hold that for 15, 20 seconds or you can do it like the crunches where you do it for repetitions. You might go down and up, five, ten repetitions. So in addition to those exercises, it's really important that you maintain a clean diet, that you include some kind of cardiovascular activity and that you include strength training because no matter how strong your abs become, if you don't do the other things that limit the fat around the area, you will never really see the results.