5 Best abs workouts for women
Let’s face it - a toned tummy can be one of the hardest things to master. Arms are easy, legs are easy. Well, not easy, but the exercises required to keep the flab at bay are clear and present, the results even clearer if we stick at it.
Not so when it comes to stomachs. It may be tough but it is not a mission impossible with our 5 best ab workouts to get the toned middle you’re after.
Focus on the fat first
Well, you can do it in conjunction with an abs program, but before abs can see the light of day, you have to see off the fatty layer that keeps them in the shade.
That means a good healthy diet full of lean meat, fruit, and veggies.
Once you have the fatter layer reduction process in place, you can start your abs work with a lot more confidence.
So without any further ado, here are the 5 best abs workouts for women; all of which you can do at home with a few cheap but effective accessories.
One: Arm-pull with Leg Crunches
Lie on your back, arms behind you, legs straight, initially. Raise your legs to 45 degrees and bring your arms up over your head. Now lift your shoulders off the floor and raise your legs to 90 degrees. Relax and repeat. Do 2 sets of 10 ideally with dumbbells.
Lie with bent knees, feet on the floor, arms either across your chest or behind your head.
Lift to a sit and hold for 2 seconds before returning to the start position. Again, 2 sets of 10.
Lay face down with forearms on the floor, legs straight. Lift into a plank and hold for 30 seconds. Relax. Do at least 4.
Should women lift weights? If yes, how much? Find out in our previous blog about Women, weights, and toning: How much should you lift?
Four: Plank variation
Get into the plank position again and lean forward until your chin touches your fingertips. Hold for 10 seconds. Relax. Do 5.
Five: Side plank
Lie on your side, elbow under your shoulder, feet on top of each other. Now lift your hips off the floor until you form an angled, side-on plank. Hold for 30 seconds. Relax. Do 3 each side.
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