A lot of women want a flatter stomach. If you're one of them, then this post is for you!
I'm going to give you great ab workouts for women to put an end to unwanted belly pudge once and for all.
I’m going to keep it short, simple and sweet. If you have any questions or comments just leave them below or become a member to send me an email!
The Basics of Great Ab Workouts for Women
An ab workout program that actually works needs to have two elements:
- A exercise routine that develops your core area. Great ab workouts for women need to exercise more than just the abs. You need to fire your entire core – your lower back, your glutes and your abs (obliques, lower abs and upper abs).
- A nutritional plan that removes unwanted fat from your body so your newly minted stomach shines through for everyone to envy.You have probably heard this before, but I’ll say it again – your physique is determined mainly by what you eat. Exercise is only about 20% of the “looking sexy equation”. If you want a flatter stomach you need to change your diet too.
First...the Ab Workout
You can do this workout before any of the workouts outlined in my workout program, or before any of the exercise routines you currently enjoy.
Plan on devoting about 15 - 20 minutes to it twice a week.
Before starting the workout, you always want to make sure you warm-up. You can run for five minutes, or jump rope – anything to get your core body temperature up.
You can check out my warm-up video right here.
The Ab Workout Exercises
A great looking belly is the result of a total core workout in a way your body was designed to move – this means bending, twisting and extending your core and everything that connects to it.
Crunches just don't stress any of these areas enough to force any noticeable improvements in your core.
Here’s an ab workout that works:
After you warm-up perform two sets of 12 repetitions of the following five exercises:
|CARDIO/WARMUP WORKOUT||5-10 MINUTES||Easy pace, break a sweat|
|WARM-UP||10 MINUTES||Relaxed Pace|
|DECLINE SIT-UPS||2 SETS of 12||SLOW|
|DB SIDE BENDS||2 SETS of 12||SLOW|
|GOOD MORNINGS||2 sets of 12||SLOW|
|RUSSIAN TWISTS||2 SETS of 12||SLOW|
|PLANK HOLDS||2 - HOLD each for 45 sec.||Static hold|
|CARDIO WORKOUT||10 MINUTES||Easy pace, break a sweat|
Go slow and with control. Each repetition should take about 2 seconds. The first set you should do with NO WEIGHT.
If the first set feels good and you finish the 12th rep feeling like you could do a few more, then you can try the second set with a 5 or 10 pound plate as shown in the exercise videos in the above table.
I’ve made a printable workout card with all the ab workout exercises on it. Download it here :)
Ok, now that you have a great ab workout you need to remove any unwanted fat so we can see those abs. In the next article I will give you a super simple set of nutrition rules you can follow to immediately start burning body fat. In the meantime print out that ab workout card and get in the gym!
To take your workouts to the next level and work your entire body (butt, thighs, arms, and abs) you can check out my free 2-week program, or become a member to get the entire system!
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