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5 Exercises for Flat Abs

Posted by Ali | Thursday April 26, 201218 comments
Flat Abs Exercises
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.

Abdominal Backstroke
Exercises for Flat 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

Level: Advanced

Side Iso Abs with Crunch
Exercises for Flat Abs
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

Level: Intermediate

Crunch – Leg Lifts
Exercises for Flat Abs
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

Level: Intermediate

Crunch Supine Jack Knife
Exercises for Flat Abs
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

Level: Advanced

Supine Triple Flexion to Extension
Exercises for Flat Abs
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
Level: Advanced
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on May 04, 2012  Racenhawk  2,689 said:

I try to do these, not easy!

on May 03, 2012  assia  1,578 said:

Love the Crunch Supine Jack Knife

on May 02, 2012  Lisa @ The Hip Urban Girl said:

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!

on May 02, 2012  moonbaby  1,036 said:

I love the JackKnife exercise!!

on May 01, 2012  DawnMackie  3,667 said:

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!!

on April 30, 2012  fredamans  12,209 said:

Some of these I do, and some I will. Thanks.

on April 29, 2012  sodarnsweet  2,221 said:

Keep up the good work! These exercises look amazing.

on April 29, 2012  Ali de Bold  STAFF said:

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!

on April 28, 2012  lisa_amanda40  775 said:

afterjust having a baby I will definitely keep these workout in mind.

on April 28, 2012  amyknows  2,352 said:

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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