Abdominal Exercises for Women

These five abdominal exercises are a surefire way to obtain a flat stomach.

Abdominal exercises are the most popular exercise for women.These abdominal exercises for women target all of the muscles in the area to achieve real results! 

Crunches Using an Exercise Ball

Crunches are some of the most effective abdominal exercise moves you can do and an exercise ball makes it possible to get more out of the workout.

  • Lean back on your exercise ball that is deflated enough to give slightly with your weight but still support your back. 
  • Put your hands behind your head and lift your shoulders and chest until your abs tighten.
  •  Do not push on the back of your head to help lift your shoulders and chest. 

V Crunches

 For this one, you will need a chair.

  • Sit on the edge of the chair with your arms grasping the sides of the seat.
  • Keep your back straight, and lean back until you are at a 45-degree angle to the back of the chair. 
  • Tighten your abdominal muscles, and slowly lift your knees towards your chest.
  • Hold for a few seconds, return to the starting position
  • Repeat five to ten times. 

Floor Leg Lifts

These are perfectly suited for when you do you abs exercises at home.

  • Lay flat on the floor with your legs straight and your hands either at your sides or tucked under your bottom.
  • Lift your legs slowly off the floor about 6 to 10 inches, and hold for a few seconds. Lower your legs and repeat about five to ten times

Bicycles

You remember these from your days in physical education classes. They still work as well as they did then.

  • Simply lie flat on the floor on your back, raise your legs and pedal as though were you riding a bicycle. 
  • Repeat five to ten times.

 

4-Point Stance

If you are familiar with yoga, you might recognize the beginning of this exercise, as it is the same as when you are performing the downward-facing dog.

  • While on your hands and knees on the floor, lift your leg straight behind you.
  • Do 5-10 repetitions, then repeat with the other leg.

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