STOMACH EXERCISES FOR WOMEN
Today I’m sharing a fun core workout that helps flatten, tone, and tighten the stomach. The exercises in this workout target the main core muscles and helps slim down the stomach quickly.
I recently got a nasty case of e Coli and salmonella. My stomach was uncomfortably bloated for weeks and couldn’t wait to exercise my abs. I had to take antibiotics for 2 weeks, which didn’t help anything… It is not fun feeling frumpy and bloated.
Literally how I felt
The exercises I’m sharing today are the first moves I did to flatten out my stomach when I felt better. Why?
The stomach exercises in this workout routine target the top, middle, bottom and oblique muscles in the abs.
When you train all of the stomach muscles at once, everything sucks in tight like a corset. That’s why they work so well.
You can add these exercises into your core training routine or do them all for a complete stomach workout.
Here are the stomach exercises (in order) if you choose to do the workout. (see below)
Fat Burning Stomach Exercises for a Flat Toned Tummy
I think you’re going to love the exercises! They burn in the best way.
When you’re done with these exercises, please leave me a comment and let me know if you felt the burn.
Exercise #1 Bicycle Crunch Exercise
Lie with your hands behind your head with your elbows out to the side. Engage your abs to lift your shoulders upward while pushing your right elbow across your body towards your left knee. Fluidly, cycle your feet as you repeat the movement on the opposite side, pushing your left elbow towards your right knee. A crunch on both sides completes one rep. Continue alternating sides, while spinning your feet until you complete your set.
Exercise #2 Cross Over Toe Tap Crunch Exercise
Lie on the floor, with both hands with your legs extended. This is your start position. In a fluid motion, lift one arm and the opposite leg up off the ground, until you can tap your toe directly above your stomach. Squeeze your abs tight and quickly reverse the movement and return back down to the start position to complete one rep. Do the same number of toe taps on the opposite side to complete one rep.
Exercise #3 Heel Touch Exercise
Lie on the floor with your knees bent. Your arms should be down by your side with your palms on the floor. Lift your shoulders off the floor. This will be your starting position. Reach one hand down towards the heel on the same side. Without lowering your shoulders down, immediately return to the start position, then repeat the movement on the other side to complete one rep.
Exercise #4 Cross Over Oblique Crunch Exercise
Lie with your hands behind your head with your legs bent with feet planted on the floor. This is your start position. Engage your abs and lift one shoulder up while pushing your right elbow across your body towards the opposite knee. Lower back down to the start position to complete one rep. Do the same number of reps with your other arm and leg to complete one full set.
Exercise #5 Leg Lift Crunch Exercise
Lie with your hands behind your head with your legs bent with feet planted on the floor. This is your start position. Engage your abs and lift your shoulders up off the ground slightly while lifting one leg up at the same time. Lower back down to the start position to complete one rep. Do the same number of reps with your other leg to complete one full set.
Exercise #6 Tuck Crunch Exercise
Lie with your hands behind your head with your legs lifted off the floor and bent at a 90 degree angle. This is your start position. Engage your abs and lift your shoulders up off the ground slightly while drawing your knees in at the same time. Lower your shoulders back down and extend your legs back out to the start position to complete one rep. Do the same number of reps with your other leg to complete one full set.
Here are the Stomach Exercises in a quick, 20 minute ab workout
HOW TO DO THE STOMACH EXERCISE WORKOUT
Step 1) Warm up and stretch lightly.
Step 2) Do each stomach exercise 25 times to complete one set.
Step 3) Do 4 full sets (of all 6 exercises) to complete the core workout.
Step 4) Stretch lightly and you’re done. See more notes about this workout below.
Stomach Workout Notes
- This workout is bodyweight only. Feel free to add weights if you want. Ankle weights would work great!
- Try to take little rest between the exercises. This helps keep heart rate up and burns more calories.
- For the best results do this workout as a part of a complete nutrition and training program.
- Train your stomach 2 times a week. Do these stomach exercises once, with another one of my ab workouts. (linked below)
That’s it! Leave me a comment and let me know if you felt the burn.
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Christina Carlyle is a certified Holistic Nutritionist, Sports Nutrition Specialist, Personal Trainer, Health Coach, & Behavior Modification Specialist. After overcoming her own health issues, getting off 7 medications, & losing 40 pounds (& keeping it off for 10+ years) she’s dedicated to helping others get Happy, Healthy, & Fit for life, with science-backed strategies. Christina shares real deal (no BS) weight loss and wellness advice, workouts, and recipes that get results and work in the real world.