Best Flat Tummy Exercises for Great Female Abs
Are there flat tummy exercises that are the best for great female abs?
Abs-olutely! To make this list, the female abs exercises must be safe,
effective and can be done nearly anywhere. Your abs can be worked out every
day. Here are great flat tummy exercises:
Tummy Isometric Crunch - exhale, then suck in your stomach as far as you can,
hold for about 15 seconds. Relax and breathe. Visualize moving your bellybutton
straight toward your back. Holding in your tummy muscles and tensing your abs
is a good way of firming and strengthening them. You will also become more
aware of how to control your tummy muscles. Repeat several times. This exercise
can be done anywhere, anytime.
Note - if you have high blood pressure, do not hold
your breath for extended periods of time.
Rectus Abdominis Tummy Exercises (doesn't that sound great?):
Lie on your back on the floor with bent knees and your feet flat on the floor,
knees and feet spread apart the width of your hips.
Place your hands gently on the sides of your head for support, spreading your
elbows so you cannot see them.
With your chin tucked toward your chest, gently curl upward and forward so that
your head, neck and shoulder blades lift off the floor and your lower back
presses against the floor (if you want, start with your head resting on a
pillow which has your head and neck in the correct position to begin).
Pause just a moment, then gently return to the starting position.
Repeat several times.
Note - do not use your arms to complete the curl. If
you can see your elbows, you're cheating. Do not put your feet under anything
since this lessens the effectiveness of these types of flat tummy exercises. If
this female abs exercise is too difficult for you, do the next one below.
Sit-Back Flat Tummy Exercises - if your female abs muscles are weak and you
have trouble lifting yourself off the floor in #2 above, here is an alternate
flat tummy exercise for you:
Start in a sitting position on the floor with your knees bent, feet flat on the
floor (secure your feet under a piece of furniture).
Cross your arms over your chest and roll your head and shoulders forward toward
Gently and slowly lean back, keeping your head and shoulders tucked. Continue
until you begin to feel your stomach muscles contracting.
Then try to lean back just a bit more if you can and hold that position until
your muscles start shaking. Try to hold this position with your muscles shaking
for five seconds, then ease back to the upright sitting position.
Repeat in a few seconds.
Reducing Chewing Exercises - yes, as in jaw muscles used for excessive chewing
as in overeating. Reducing overeating or exercising those jaw muscles less may
be necessary to have great female abs. No one can see your great female abs if
they are covered with body fat! Having great female abs may require losing some
body fat. Losing body fat means:
Cardio exercise on a regular basis - getting the heartbeat up with fun
whole-body workouts several times a week.
Healthy eating habits - eating healthy foods, eliminating sodas/junk food and
taking in fewer calories than you burn each day.
Besides flat tummy exercises, strength training for the whole body - any muscle
tissue you add will burn extra calories 24/7.
Besides looking great, having great female abs is about good health. Visually
and physically, the midsection is the center of the body and the foundation of
strength. Weak abdominals leave a woman weaker looking and vulnerable to lower
back pain. At first, the goal is to build up the basic strength in the female
abs area with flat tummy exercises. And remember, always check with your health
care provider before starting any exercise program. Start out slowly and
gradually build up your strength and repetitions.
For great abs and good health, the ideal is to reduce body fat down to no lower
than 15-20% for women. Sometimes, doing flat tummy exercises is the EASY part,
losing excess body fat is the TOUGH part. Eat right, exercise right -- it may
take time, just don't give up on your dream of having those great female abs.
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