Abdominal Exercise for Women

Firm Up your Tummy With These Ab Workouts


Watch the videos to learn how to perform each ab exercise the right way.! See the different workouts below...

Abdominal Crunches have been the standard abs exercises for tightening and strengthening the abdomen muscles for as long as I can remember.  There are several different types of abdominal crunches you can do that donít require home or gym equipment.  These crunches may not all be as effective as those done with high tech gym equipment, but they are still good to do if you canít get to the gym or are away from home. 

When doing regular crunches always remember there is no arching of the back or pulling the neck forward.  Keep the chin off the chest and face looking forward and upward breathing out on the lifting and in on the lowering of the upper body.


Abdominal Exercise # 1. Regular Crunches

This is done lying with your back flat on the floor with your ankles crossed and knees raised toward your chest.  Hands can be put together in the front or placed behind the head with elbows straight out to the sides.  Contract the abdomen muscles and lift your shoulders off the floor.  Do not strain your neck and leave your lower back flat on the floor.

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Abdominal Exercise # 2. V Crunches

Using a chair, sit on the edge of the seat with your arms straight down to the side and holding the sit.  Keeping the back straight, lean the body back so it is at a 45 degree angle (like the first line of a ĎVí) .Then contract the abdomen muscles and lift the legs up toward the chest to make the knees form the second line of the V.  This abs exercise works the lower abs.  Keep your back straight with no arching of your lower back when lifting the legs.


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Abdominal Exercise # 3. Floor leg lifts

Another good abs exercise to work the lower abs is to lie flat on the floor with your legs straight, hands to your sides or under your buttocks and lift your legs about 6 - 10 inches off the floor and hold for a few seconds.  Hold the position for as long as you can without straining your neck or arching your lower spine.  Repeat as many times as you can. While performing the exercises keep your abdominal muscles contracted and your lower back flat on the floor. 



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The Best Abdominal Exercises?

Although the above crunches will work well if you do them properly, there are even more effective exercises for strengthening the abs, according to a recent report. 

Click here to see the top three abs exercises.




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