Ab Workout Routines You Can Try at Home

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I am not an expert when it comes to exercise routines and I strongly suggest that you consult a physician before trying one. However, I have here a few suggestions for Ab workout routines that worked for me and I’d love to share them with you guys. You can try them at home and it will never cost you anything. I learned about them through research and by consulting people who have proper knowledge about this. Just remember that working out requires a lot of effort and patience. You should also be consistent. I personally allot 20-30 minutes a day for my exercise and I do it at least twice a week. But like I said earlier, you should consult a physician first before you start any kind of program.

Crunch

This workout targets the upper abs. To do this you need to lie on the floor with your knees bent, and both hands behind your head. Make sure that you keep your lower back in close contact to the floor. Lift your shoulders off the floor. Engage your core and abdominal muscles while doing so.

Oblique Crunch

This is basically the same as the basic crunch but it targets the obliques. Position is also the same but you have to put your right hand to your left obliques and your left hand should be behind your head. Lift your left shoulder off the floor and bring your left elbow towards your right knee like a slanting crunch. Repeat the same process on your right obliques.

Bicycle Crunch

This workout routine targets both the abs and the obliques. To do this you have to lie down on the floor with both hands behind the head. Lift your legs and move them in a cycling motion. While doing so, lift your right shoulder off the floor towards your left knee. Repeat on either side and alternate.

Long Arm Crunch

This workout targets the upper abs. In a lying position lift the arms straight above the head. Lift your shoulders off the floor. Keep your arms against your ears. Also, make sure that your lower back and legs will stay against the floor while you lift your shoulders up.

Crossover Crunch

This one is for both the abs and the obliques. Lie on your back with your knees bent and put your hands behind your head. Lift your right shoulder off the floor and lift your left leg at the same time. Bring your right elbow to your left knee. Repeat the process using your left shoulder and right leg.

Vertical Crunch

This workout targets the abs. To do this, you have to lie on your back and position your legs straight up in the air. You may also put them against a wall if you want to. Then you have to lift your shoulders off the floor towards your legs.

Plank

This is a perfect workout for the abs and the back. It is also quite simple (but that doesn’t mean it’s easy). What you have to do is to lie on the floor face down while pushing your body off the floor using your elbows and toes. Hold your position keeping your back flat throughout the exercise.

Take note that you don’t need to do all of these workout routines at once. And you shouldn’t expect results immediately. The exercise routine that would work best for you depends on your body’s capacity, so once again, refer to your physician about this. My tip is to do some warm up exercises before and after every workout session to avoid getting muscle pain or getting sore afterward.

And that’s it. Thanks again for your time loves! Have a good day!

Liez💋 

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