5 Exercises To Tone Your Abs Right At Home Without Doing Sit-Ups Or Crunches

It is not everyone’s cup of tea to do crunches or sit-ups and for beginners this is the hardest part to do as it mostly results in hurt back and neck pain. It is better for some of us to exclude crunches and sit-ups in their exercise and add some of the easy exercises that can burn calories as well. Here are some of those exercises explained briefly that a beginner can do for a good start.

Plank

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Your arms must be positioned correctly and your elbows set directly under the shoulders for proper weight distribution.
The spine remains straight(don’t round out the spine ).
Tighten the core to benefit from the exercise.
Keep your legs slightly spread without adding pressure to the hip area. Adjust the distance between your feet as you need it.
Breath slowly and deliberates so that your core is fully engaged and your body is relaxed.

The dead bug

This exercise is beneficial in easing down the cramps that occur due to exercising .in this exercise you have to lie down on your back and extend your hands towards the ceiling and in front of you (keep your hands straight). Now lift both of your knees to an angle of 90 degree and exhale out. Now straighten one of your legs just above the ground and then again return to the beginning position slowly.

Alternate arm and leg raise

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Start this exercise after being on all your fours and keep yourself balanced. Now slowly move your left hand towards the wall and extended your right leg towards the wall and do the required sets. Make sure that you are using alternate hands and legs. Now bring the extended hand and leg to the starting position and do this exercise with other hand and leg.

Scissors

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This exercise will strengthen your core and target your lower abs.
Laying on your back keep place your hands behind the head. Keep your abs tight and lift your left knee to touch the right elbow. Go back to the beginning position, raise your right knee, and touch it with left elbow. Make sure the abs remains engaged and your hands are relaxed, thus preventing you from pulling on your neck.

Mountain climbers

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A Mountain climber exercise is great for your lower abdominal muscles because your core has to work hard to keep you stable. It also targets your hamstrings and quads, as well as your gluteus. You will be working each of these muscles as you bring your knee to the opposite elbow.

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