Best Ab Exercises – Our Top 5 Abs Exercises
– Always warm up for a few minutes before doing these exercises.
– Do each exercise for 45 seconds.
– Rest 15 seconds before moving to the next exercise. (If you are a beginner you may rest longer)
– Repeat circuit 3 times for a total of 15 minutes.
-Listen to your body, and increase the frequency and intensity of interval training sessions gradually as the body adapts. Everyone’s fitness level is different so it is important not to overdo it. Take rest days when needed.
Sit down in the crab position. The body weight is on the hands. Brace your abs and alternate your legs kicking in the air. Don’t let your butt touch the ground.
Modify: Start with a lower speed and without jumping, slowly alternate lifting your legs in the air.
Start in a plank position. Jump your feet up towards the outside of your hands, coming into a squat and keeping your hands on the floor. Jump your feet back to return to plank and repeat. This exercise is the same as the normal froggers, the only difference is that you need to keep your heels wide apart. Try to keep the same distance between your heels the whole time.
Lie flat on the floor with the lower back pressed into the ground. Place your hands slightly either side of your head, do not lock your fingers or pull the head up. Lift your knees to a 45 degree angle. Slowly go through a bicycle pedal motion with the legs. Alternately touching your elbows to the opposite knee twisting back and forth through the core, keep the elbows back rather than forward to the chest as this could strain the neck
Place your hands on the ground and get into a push up position, make sure your arms are shoulder width apart. Alternate jumping each foot bringing your knee towards your chest. It doesn’t matter which leg you start with.
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. Breathe slowly and deliberates so that your core is fully engaged and your body is relaxed.