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The ab exercises below are simple and effective which is why I have no problem performing them at home, or in the gym. If you perform these easy ab exercises a few times a week, you’ll stimulate your abdominal muscles enough to keep your core strong and defined. Remember, if you want to continue see the visible results you need to maintain a healthy diet and a regular cardio program.Â
7 Easy Ab Exercises That Work
Lie flat on the ground, with on your back on the floor. Take a deep breath, suck in your stomach, and raise your upper body off the ground until it is at a 45-degree angle with the floor, but try for more. Do not pull on your neck, use your abs! Hold the contraction for 3 to 5 seconds and then slowly return to the starting position.
Stand up straight and suck in your stomach. Keep your legs straight and your arms at your sides, lean from left to right. Donât rotate at the hips. You must keep your upper body in a forward-facing position and tilt your body left and right. This targets the obliques.
Floor Leg Rises
Lie back on the ground with your legs extended straight up about 6-10 inches off of the ground with your hands behind your head in standard crunch position. Lift your shoulders off the floor and hold your upper body up by tightening your abdominal muscles and core. This exercises target the lower abs. Make sure you hold each rep for 5-15 seconds.Â
The reverse crunch is great for posture and those who do excessive situps. Lay with your back on the floor. Flex your knees. Raise your knees against your head by crunching your abs.Â Return to the starting position and repeat. Use a dumbbell or medicine ball to increase difficulty.
Couch Sit ups
These are great for your upper abs and obliques depending on how you do them. You can put your feet on the couch and sit up without putting strain on your spine and neck by pulling on your head. You can also flip around put your hands under the couch and do reverse situps or leg raises!Â
Toe Touch Crunches
This exercise is great because it forces you to keep constant tension on the lower abdominals while you are flexing the upper abdominals. Start by laying with your back flat on the floor and extend your legs straight up. Keeping your legs straight & in the air, sit up by reaching up with your hands and trying to touch your toes with your fingers. Relax, rreturn to the starting position and repeat.Â
Insider Tip: If you find hat you can’t quite perform this one yet, try lying with your butt against a wall and your feet straight up using the wall for support.
V-ups are a great exercise because they hit the entire abdomen from your pelvic region to your sternum. Lay on your back with your feet together and arms extended straight above your head. Keeping your head up and neck straight come up towards your feet which should be between 6-12 inches off of the ground at this point.Â
That’s gonna do it for this one. Thanks again for stopping by. If you find this beneficial, let me know in the comments section below! These exercises are truly simple and can make a world of difference.Â
To your fitness success!