Simple Abdominal Workouts For Women

The most important exercise that any women can engage in is to develop and exercise their lower abdominals.  This is the ultimate dream for anyone that wants to get into shape, to have a six pack abdominals so that they can show it off to everyone at the beach.  There is also another benefit why we want to build strong abdominal muscle; it helps to strengthen our backs, thus giving us better posture and reducing back pains.  When you engage in any type of abdominal exercise, be sure to include lower abdominals because they are overlooked.

In this article, I will mainly discuss 2 effective exercises that will fire up any women’s abdominals.  These exercises include the upper and lower abdominal muscles so that you will get a complete workout.  These are simple exercises that you can do at home and they do not require you to go out and buy expensive equipment, just the will and desire to complete the workout.

 The 1st effective exercise for women: 

Leg Raises (laying on your back):  Find an object that has a flat surface, like a piano bench, picnic table top, an old bench press seat, etc.  Lie down on on the surface with your hands above our head and then grasp the corners of that surface.  Have your knees in a lightly bent position. Once you are in this position, raise our legs until they are in a vertical position. Hold that spot for a few seconds and then slowly, lower your legs until they get back to the starting position and then repeat.

Best Ab Workouts For Women

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Set a goal of how many reps you want to accomplish.  The reps that I can give you is this: Do 2 sets 10 reps each and on the 3rd set, burnout or do as many as you can.  When doing this exercise, be sure not to let your feet touch the ground.  Also, avoid the bouncing method. I will explain what I mean by this; when you raise your legs up to the vertical position, do not go through the motions quickly, instead take your time and do it slowly so that you can achieve maximum results in a short amount of time.

The 2nd effective exercise for women: 

Doing crunches in reverse.  It may sound funny, but I tell you, it is very effective.  What you need to do is lie on a flat surface (on your back), put your hands above your head and hold on to something, have your knees slightly bent and instead of raising your legs vertically, you are going to bring your lower body to your chest and hold it there for a few seconds and then lower your hips back to the starting position.

Even when you are exercising, there are some important notes that you need to be aware of and they are:

  • Your abs need rest, don’t over-train them.  Doing so will not get you the results you are looking for, instead you are making yourself more prone to injury.
  • Always tighten our abs when you are working out.  You will get faster results.
  • Keep your most important body parts (spine, head, neck, etc.) in proper alignment so that you will not injure yourself.
  • Do not interlock your fingers, when they are behind your head, because this will strain your neck muscles.

This article may sound old school, but if you are looking for simple workouts for the abdominals and do not want to buy expensive training DVD’s, then follow these simple steps and you will get that six pack abs you have always wanted.