Top ab exercises for women

 

Every woman wants tights abs. Swimsuit season is almost here, and that means hot bikinis by the beaches. Every year this a goal that each woman strives to meet. If you’re serious about making it this year, now is a good time to start. Try these simple abdominal exercises below to get your torso into shape before those bikinis go on sale.

One exercise you can try is the mountain climber. Get your body into the push-up position. Your neck and head should be aligned with your spine. Your elbows and legs should be straight. Your feet should be straight and be supporting your body on the toes. Now, shift all the weight to your arms as you rotate your legs, bending your legs and bringing them to their chest under your body. Move one leg forward at a time and then move it back. When your right foot comes back to the starting position, move your left leg forward, knee to chest. Start to get faster the more you move along. Complete a set of ten to fifteen repetitions per set.

The bicycle kick is another abdominal exercise. Lay on your back and rest one foot flat on the floor, bent at the knee. Bend the other knee and bring it forward to your chest, touching it with the opposite arm’s elbow. If you bring your left leg forward, touch it with your right elbow. This helps to tighten abdominal muscles within your middle section. Move slowly at first and then pick up speed. Repeat this exercise ten times.

The criss-cross crunch is another great abdominal exercise. In this exercise, you lay flat on your back with your legs at a 90-degree angle. Place your hands, inter-locked, behind your head to support it. Then, move one leg forward and touch it with the opposing arm. This means that your left leg would touch your right elbow. And, your right leg would touch your left knee. Each time you touch your knee, hold for a count of five. Then, release and return to the starting position. Do two sets of ten.

Sit-ups may also be considered an abdominal exercise. Start by laying on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat. Move your arms, so they are pointing straight in the air. Now, move into a sitting position by reaching your hands to your knees. Hold each sit-up for a good abdominal stretch and release. Continue doing sit-ups for the next 60 seconds, setting a record and moving past it each time you do this exercise.

Finally, move onto your side and lean on your elbow to support your head. Place your remaining hand on your hip. Bend your bottom leg, but keep your top leg straight. Now, lift your top leg above your hip bone. Hold your leg in this position for a few seconds and move it back to the resting position. Do ten repetitions of each side to have tighter abdominals. If you incorporate all these exercises into your exercise routine, you’re going to have tighter abs just in time for swimsuit season. editor@urbanmediatoday.com

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