Hey Insiders, welcome back! Everyone wants to feel good about the way they look, right? But having a bulging abdomen is definitely not what most women think of when they’re talking about a nice trim, lean body. There are lots of flat abs exercises for women, but you may not be looking for that buff six-pack appearance. In order to get the look you want, here are some good exercises for abs that you will certainly want to try.
Best Flat Abs Exercises For Women
The vacuum pose is one of the best exercises women can do if they want to give their abs that svelte look you are after. With this exercise you will be maintaining that feminine look of a flat, toned abdomen without having to deal with bulky, rippling muscles. It is done without any equipment and can be performed anywhere at any time.
To get started with one of the most useful flat abs exercises for women, just suck in your belly as far as you can and hold for 20 seconds or so. Repeat this movement for 5 minutes a day every day and before long you will begin to see results. It is important that you get in your 5 minutes a day, even if you have to grab a minute here and a minute there to do it. This isn’t strength training; it is toning the muscles in the tummy.
Thousands of women have relied on the vacuum pose for decades to create the toned and trim look every woman wants.
With this move, you’re curling the hips off the floor, so you’ll feel this in the lower part of the abs. The key to this move is to avoid swinging the legs to raise the hips. This is a small, subtle move, so you only need to lift your hips a few inches off the floor.
Those who prefer the use of exercise equipment can take out the exercise ball. You’ll want to use it for ball crunches that have your lower back positioned on the ball as you curl up, your legs should form a bridge with your knees bent at right angles. These will improve your lower body strength and overall appearance of your abs.
No joke, you can get those beautifully feminine abs with another of the great flat abs exercises for women. This one will take a piece of equipment though. All you need is an inexpensive hula hoop. You can schedule this on in whenever you like, but some people choose to have the hula hoop handy while watching TV.
Make sure you have enough room and simply do this exercise during commercials. That way you will still get to enjoy the show, and you won’t be interrupting anyone else’s entertainment. You’ll get in 10 minutes of exercise easily every day that way, and who knows, you may even enjoy it too.
The bicycle crunch is definitely a 6 pack ab exercise. These hit you rectus abdominis & your obliques. Lie face up on your mat and place your hands behind your head, lightly supporting it with your fingers. Bring the knees in to the chest and lift the shoulder blades off the floor without pulling on the neck. Rotate to the left, bringing the right elbow towards the left knee as you straighten the other leg. Switch sides, bringing the left elbow towards the right knee. Continue alternating sides in a ‘pedaling’ motion for 1-3 sets of 12-16 reps.
Sit on the ground with your knees bent and your heels about a foot from your bum. Lean slightly back without rounding your spine at all. It is really important, and difficult, to keep your back straight, but don’t let it curve. Place your arms straight out in front of you with your hands one on top of the other. Your hands should be level with the bottom of your ribcage. Pull your navel to your spine and twist slowly to the left. The movement is not large and comes from the ribs rotating, not from your arms swinging. Inhale through center and rotate to the right. This completes one rep. Do 16 full rotations.
Plank & Rotate
These are great for your whole core, hips, shoulders, chest and back! Get in plank position with your hands on a 12- to 18-inch step. With your weight on your left arm, rotate your body while raising your right arm toward the ceiling. Return to plank position and step your right arm down to the right of the bench, then your left arm down to the left of the bench. Step back up, leading with your left arm. That’s 1 rep.
Now that you have the best of the flat abs for women exercises to work with, you should not forget that a sensible diet should also be added to any of your attempts to trim down your tummy. Your diet should include lots of fruits and vegetables for the fiber they contain. This will help move waste through the gut and eliminate it as part of the reason your belly is bulging. Drinking a minimum of 8 glasses of water will help in that regard as well, and help keep your body hydrated.
Just give these flat abs exercises for women a try, and you may be surprised as the results. You will look and feel good at the same time.
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