5 Exercises for Flat Abs
Many of us are a little shy about our mid sections, whether you've recently had a baby like me or genetics and/or donuts are to blame. Doing 100 crunches every night before bed is both boring and unlikely so my hero, Trainer George put together 5 super exercises you can do at home to tighten those abs.
Sitting on a mat in a reclined position, with the feet on the floor and hands rested to the side of the knees, circle one arm at a time in a backward motion. Do 3 sets of 20 per side.
Targets: Abs, core, obliques
Side Iso Abs with Crunch
Lying on your side with your body supported with your elbow, rotate your upper body towards the floor and then return to the starting position. Do 3 sets of 12 per side.
Targets: Abs, Core, Obliques, shoulder, total body
Crunch – Leg Lifts
Lying on your back on the floor, raise one leg vertically in the air. Perform continuous scissor motion with your legs. Do 3 sets of 15.
Targets: Abs, Core, Glutes, Hip Flexor, legs, Obliques
Crunch Supine Jack Knife
Lie on your back with arms over head. Simultaneously raise your arms and legs vertically to meet and then lower arms and legs to starting position. Do 3 sets of 12.
Targets: Abdominals, Core, Hip Flexors
Supine Triple Flexion to Extension
Lying on the floor with your back, bend your knees to 90 degrees. Extend one leg forward parallel to the floor, change and perform with the other leg. Note: It's like bicycles, without the upper body moving. Do 3 sets of 20.
Targets: Abdominals, core, hip flexors
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Love the Crunch Supine Jack Knife
I just started training with George last week and my energy levels are up and I find myself motivated to workout now that I have someone pushing me!
I love the JackKnife exercise!!
Awesome exercises! Great post baby bod! My baby is 2 and I'm still nowhere near where I want to be!! I know what to do I'm just not doing it! Also to add remember diet is key do all the ab exercises you want if you have a fat layer covering you won't see those awes abs you worked hard for!!
Some of these I do, and some I will. Thanks.
Keep up the good work! These exercises look amazing.
Oh, @AmyKnows you are too sweet! It's all about the angles and lighting ;). These exercises are great for post-baby. I've found the abs the hardest to get back in shape after pregnancy. Especially because I didn't know about the abs separating or how long that would last!
afterjust having a baby I will definitely keep these workout in mind.
Ali, you're such a babe! Seriously, you look fabulous! And thanks again for the exercise tips to add to my workouts!! :) I lovee leg lifts. So much nicer than crunches hahaha :)
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