Are you tired of not seeing results after working so hard to obtain them? These stomach exercises I’m about to share with you are across the board. Everyone agrees that these specific core exercises work and are great for beginners or experts. They are sure to get your blood flowing and your core activated. Whether you’re looking for a great beach body, want a flatter stomach, or a tone core, these activities will get you there. Let’s take a look.
Stomach Exercises For Women
You can lay your hands down flat next to your sides. Or you can make a fist and place them under your bum. (Whatever is more comfortable for you.) Lift your legs around 3 inches off of the ground. Keep stomach tight. Kick the alternate legs up and down without touching the floor.
Lay down on the floor and bend your knees upward. Lift up your torso, creating a V shape with your legs. Twist your upper body to the right. Then, alternate it by twisting to the left. Repeat.
Tips: Be sure to twist your torso and not your head. Make sure your legs remain still. You can cross legs if you want. Also, you can hold a dumbbell in your hand to increase the intensity.
Elbow To Knee Oblique Crunches
(10-20 reps on each side Repeat twice.)
Lay down flat on the floor and bend your knees upwards. Put your hands behind your head. Reach up toward your left knee with your right elbow while lifting your left knee inward. Try to touch your knee. You can do multiple reps in one side or you can alternate.
Tips: Ensure your back is flat. Keep one shoulder on the ground. Breathe out as you come up.
(Goal: 1 minute)
Get in push up position. Lower your upper body onto your forearms. Place your elbows directly underneath your shoulders. Hold yourself in this position for as long as you can.
Tips: Your back should remain straight. Squeeze your glutes. This exercise works out your entire core, including your back.
(10 reps – 3x)
Lay flat on the floor and place your hands behind your head. Lift both feet off the ground at about 3 inches high. Pull one elbow up (as if you’re crunching only on one side) and bring your opposite knee to your elbow. Rotate and have the opposite elbow touch the other knee.
Tips: Try to keep your abs tight and elbows straight. Your workout will be more beneficial if you extend your legs further. Don’t pull on your neck. Instead, feel your core do the work of pulling yourself up. Also, it’s not necessary for the elbow and knees to touch so don’t feel bad if you can’t do that. Just try your best.
Lay on the floor with your back flat. Spread your arms out straight to help you remain stable. Pull up both of your legs until they are at a 90 degree angle with your body. Lower both legs to the right side of your body, stopping just before touching the ground. Then, return your legs to the starting position and repeat the exercise on the opposite end of your body. Once you begin to improve, you can bring your arms in. This will make the exercise more challenging.
Alternate Toe Touch
(15 reps – 3x)
First, put your body into a Y position. This means your legs should be straight and side by side. Meanwhile, your arms are spread out flat on the floor above your head. Your back should be flat and your spine neutral. Keeping your limbs straight, pull your right arm upward while lifting your opposite leg toward it. Try to touch your toe. Then, return to the starting position and repeat the exercise on the other end.
Tips: Breathe out as you come up and do not pull your neck forward. You should be using only your stomach muscles to pull yourself up.
Lay flat on your back and place your hands by your side or under your butt. Your legs can be kept straight or bent slightly. Bring your legs up until they reach a 90 degree angle with your body. Lower them back to the floor slowly. You can return to the starting position or stop lowering just before hitting the ground. Then, pull them back up and repeat the exercise.
Tips: Make sure you keep your back straight. Don’t let your shoulders lift off of the ground. Breathe out as you come up.
Get in push up position (or normal plank position). Then, bring one knee toward your stomach. Lower it back down and repeat with opposite knee. It’s almost like running in place while in the plank position. Try to start with 10 reps and work your way up.
Tips: Keep your shoulders above your wrists. Don’t let your hips lift up. Ensuring to maintain a great alignment in this exercise is extremely important. Your back should remain straight. Don’t focus on going with incredible speed. Instead, keep your attention on your body form.
Leg lift + Butt Ups
(10-20 reps – 3x)
I combined two exercises for this last one. The leg lift is similar to the leg raises. You’re going to lay flat on the floor. Place your hands under your buttocks (or beside you) and raise your feet a few inches off of the floor. Then, pull your legs upward into a 90 degree angle. From there, you want to lift your butt off the ground and reach toward the ceiling with your feet. You do not have to get too much off of the ground for this to work out your stomach area.
Tips: Be sure that your core is doing the work when lifting your butt up.
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