Abdominal Exercises For A Flatter Tummy

Abdominal exercises can be a tedious task if you’re not motivated to do them.

Getting started is always the toughest part, because of all the distractions.

Abdominal Exercises

Abdominal Exercises

 

But like the commercial says, “Just Do It” get moving and don’t give up.

Now that spring seems to finally be back in our lives, many people are concerned about wearing down that belly.

They have built up, making way for a sculpted midriff to shine through.

Those folks who let themselves go a little in the winter months.

May be working overtime now that it is April and thoughts of bikinis are dancing in their heads.

The good news is that there are, of course, abdominal exercises to speed along the process.

Some are better than others, including these few, which are good specifically for reducing the size of that tummy.

These particular exercises are targeted at beginners, so give them a try if you are just starting out.

Once you have mastered these, feel free to advance to something more challenging.

When doing these exercises, it is important to move slowly.

So as t o maintain control and not allow momentum to take over.

As with any workout routine, be sure to consult a professional.

Before beginning and always warm up properly to avoid injury.

 

 1) Vertical Leg Crunch

This is a variation on the traditional crunch that focuses more specifically on reducing stomach fat.

To begin this stomach exercise, first lie on your back on a flat surface, such as the floor.

Use a mat or towel to cushion your spine.

Put your hands behind your head, with elbows out far enough that they are out of sight.

Now lift your legs straight up into the air, crossing your ankles and  bending your knees slightly.

Contract your abdominals and lift your shoulders, head and upper back up to about a thirty degree angle.

Be aware of not lifting with your hands or leading with your head.

 

2) Hip Lift

You will need to stay on your back for this stomach exercise.

Use a mat or towel to cushion your spine.

Put your arms at your sides with palms facing up to the ceiling.

Put your legs straight up in the air so that the soles of your feet are facing the ceiling.

And your legs make about a ninety degree angle with your torso.

Keep your knees unbent and as straight as possible.

Now, contract your ab muscles so that it feels like your belly button is being pulled toward your spine.

While at the same time gently lifting your hips off the floor.

Raise your hips to height of a few inches, keeping your legs extended straight upward.

Hold this position, then slowly lower your hips back to the floor.

Repeat for an entire set.

Abdominal Exercises

Abdominal Exercises

 

3) Long Arm Crunch

For this stomach exercise, remain on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat.

Lie back and extend your arms straight back on the floor as though you are reaching above your head.

Contract your abs and slowly lift your arms, head and shoulders off the floor to about a thirty degree angle.

Hold it, then slowly lower your shoulders back to the floor.

Repeat for an entire set.

Be careful not to lead with your arms, keeping them straight and alongside your head.

For as many people that want to do abdominal exercises.

There are just as many people, probably more, that like to watch television.

This is a perfect time to do abdominal exercises.

During commercials, or every ten minutes if there are no commercials.

Try lying on the floor and doing as many abdominal exercises as possible during the break.

If you have not done abdominal exercises in awhile, it is best to start slowly.

But eventually make it a game, and try to get more repetitions in each time.

By following this simple plan, it will help your body in several different ways.

First of all, there is no extra scheduling involved, for most people.

Watching television at some point in the day is natural.

So no extra time is taken out of the day to do abdominal exercise.

The second thing this strategy helps with is that the human body should not remain motionless.

For more then thirty minutes anyway, by getting up and doing abdominal exercises.

Every few minutes it really boosts up the bodies metabolism.

If you start doing these abdominal exercises at home in your spare few (very few) minutes.

You can lose your belly and be fit and trim and just a few short months!

 

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