3 Easy Stomach Exercises



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We all want impressive abs.  You see pictures like this and it can blow your mind how people can get those great abs!  As I will always remind you, so much of this has to do with what you are eating or not eating.  The number of calories and the type of calories can impact whether or not you lose belly fat.

Getting abs like this can be daunting to many people.

The focus for today is to discuss a few ways that you can exercise in the comfort of your home without any equipment to achieve toned abs through flat stomach exercises.

These are three of the best stomach exercises that I use often.  I am sure some of you may be familiar with these or variations of these while using programs like P90X.  All of them I personally feel are solid core exercises, but I also personally know they can potentially be the most challenging and impactful.  These core exercises specifically work the lower ab area, which is where people tend to lose fat last.

These are intelligent stomach exercises for women after dealing with child birth.  These can also be impressive stomach exercises for men who are looking to drop the beer belly.

So let’s get off the couch…and actually lay on the floor:

Scissor Kicks

Scissor Kicks are probably the most challenging of the three for me personally.  You lay on your back while raising your right leg to the air perpendicular to your torso.  The left leg extends out straight, but barely elevated above the ground.  Keep your arms and hands flat on the ground.

Just by holding this position you will feel the stretch in your lower abdominal region.  After every four counts, alternate the position of each leg for at least 25 times.  I would do 1-3 sets of these during your core workout depending on how many other types of exercises you do.

Hip Raises

Just like in Scissor Kicks, you are laying flat on your back with your arms and hands on the ground. Extend your legs out parallel with your body and make a diamond shape with your legs.  The soles of your feet should be touching each other, while your knees should be bent and facing away from each other.

Raise your legs perpendicular from your body.  Extend your legs and most importantly your hips up into the air.  You can use your hands to help push your lower body up into the air.  Then lower your legs parallel to your body again and do a total of 25 repetitions for 3 sets.

Pulse Ups

Again you are laying flat on your back with your arms and hands also flat on the ground.  Extend both legs perpendicular from your body similar to Scissor Kicks, but both legs are connected together instead of separated.  Flex the feet so that way you feel more tension in your calves and even your core.

Slightly bend the knees while keeping your feet in the air and even with your waist.  The bend may last for a 1 or 2 counts and then straighten your legs again.  You want to be careful not to bend your knees too far like you would during Hip Raises.

The key here is more about speed with Pulse ups while keeping form.  You want to attempt 25 repetitions and 3 sets.

Some Final Thoughts

Don’t take long breaks in between sets.  I would shoot for no more than 10-15 seconds.

There is nothing wrong if you need longer breaks.  Take them.

At least you know what you can be shooting for each time you do core exercises.

Ideally you want to do this ab workout 2 to 3 times a week.  Some of you will attempt to do it daily and I don’t have a problem with that, but you also want to give your muscles time to repair after being broken down during the exercise so that way they can grow stronger long term.  You will also have a longer endurance as you alternate between different muscle groups.

This is a long term play.  Don’t get frustrated if you don’t see results right away.  Muscle can be forming powerfully even under layers of fat.  You will see the best results when you combine this with a healthy lifestyle diet.

So get to it and let me know if you have questions!

About

Cade is the founder of Know My Body. Sorry...no doctor degree, fancy gym, multi-million dollar fitness program, or label as a self-proclaimed health guru of biblical proportions. He is a common guy just like you. Maybe that helps him get you a bit better.

He has worked the past several years trying to get a grasp of "health knowledgeries" from the perspective of a person working a 9 to 5 job and dealing with the normal and not-so-normal challenges that life gives. Visit our About Page to chew on some more knowledge about Cade and how we want to help you at Know My Body.


About Cade

Cade is the founder of Know My Body. Sorry...no doctor degree, fancy gym, multi-million dollar fitness program, or label as a self-proclaimed health guru of biblical proportions. He is a common guy just like you. Maybe that helps him get you a bit better. He has worked the past several years trying to get a grasp of "health knowledgeries" from the perspective of a person working a 9 to 5 job and dealing with the normal and not-so-normal challenges that life gives. Visit our About Page to chew on some more knowledge about Cade and how we want to help you at Know My Body.

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