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Ab Exercises at Home

Pragya T Apr 10, 2019
When a person starts gaining weight, it first shows on their waist. Do you want to flaunt a toned waist with some attractive ab muscles? Read on to know about the ab exercises that you can do at home.
One can easily tone their abs at home with some regular abdominal exercises and by following a healthy diet. There are many workouts and many fitness equipment which claim to aid in obtaining 'the 6 pack'.
However, one needs to perform the workout in a right manner and select effective exercises wisely in order to have that perfect waist. Some floor exercises at home can help you lose your belly fat and convert those flabs into abs. Also with these workouts you will be in an indirect way strengthening your back too, without actually performing back exercises.

Ab Crunches

  • If you are looking for easy exercises for abs, then this exercise is perfect, especially for women.
  • Spread a mat on the floor and lie on the mat facing upwards.
  • Lace your fingers behind your head and keep your ankles crossed.
  • Keep your feet on the mat with your knees bent.
  • Lift your torso towards your knee.
  • Make sure every time you are lifting yourself up from your torso and not from your neck or shoulders. Ensure that you contract your ab muscles while lifting your torso.
  • With each contraction it is important that you keep the chin off your chest.
  • Perform at least 20 repetitions of this exercise.

Plank Exercise

  • This workout greatly helps to build endurance and also helps to work out the back muscles.
  • Lie down on a mat facing down.
  • Rest your forearms flat onto the ground to maintain your balance.
  • Start pushing away from the ground by raising you lower body from toes slowly, but keeping your elbows rested.
  • For this exercise your back should remain flat and in a straight line, from your head to the heels.
  • To avoid sticking your butt in the air, contract your abs and tilt your pelvis.
  • Hold the above posture for 20 - 40 seconds, slowly lower your body and carry out 4 repetitions.

Bicycle Crunch

  • Lie down on a mat facing upwards and lace your fingers behind your head.
  • Bend your knees, bringing them near your chest.
  • Now for performing this exercise, simultaneously straighten out the left leg when turning the upper body towards your right and bringing the left elbow towards the left knee.
  • Return to starting position and repeat for the opposite side.
  • This workout is a bit difficult, but after a little while you will be able to coordinate properly.
  • Do 12 repetitions.
To start this workout routine, first perform a warm up of 10 minutes with mild jogging and then do cardio exercises for minimum 15 minutes. Perform the given abdominal muscle exercises only after a warm up. Follow this routine for a couple of months and you will definitely lose belly fat and notice the building of ab muscles.