Stomach Exercises for Women

Here is a fabulous set of stomach exercises for women. They can be grouped into a circuit of 3 – 4 rounds –  a round comprising each one of the five exercises, doing 20 – 30 repetitions of each exercise and you then rest for 30 – 60 seconds between rounds. Alternatively, you can perform each of the stomach exercises for women individually.

Jump Squats

Start in the position of a traditional squat, and power up from your heels, through your thighs, tightening your butt as you rise, up into a high jump. 

stomach exercises for women - jump squats
stomach exercises for women - jump squats IMAGE 1

 As you land back down, you position yourself back into the squat and power up into a jump again.

stomach exercises for women - jump squats
stomach exercises for women - jump squats IMAGE 2

Medicine Ball Push Ups

See video for technique:

Single Leg Bodyweight Squat

Take a box or low bench, step onto it from the side with your closest foot – and lower yourself until the free foot is almost touching the ground. This video shows the bodyweight squat being performed without a box – in this case the free leg has to be raised slightly out in front to clear the floor.

Dumbbell Sumo Squat

Stand with your legs wide apart, feet facing outwards. Hold your dumbbell at one end with both hands and it should be hanging in front of you. Squat down so that your thighs are parallel with the ground and the dumbbell touches the floor, and press back up to standing through your heels.

See video for technique:

Stability/Exercise Ball Dips

Position yourself on the edge of a bench, exercise ball just in front of you. Place your feet and lower legs onto the ball and lift your butt off the bench, keeping your hands on the edge and start dipping. Hold your abs tight as you perform these dips.

stomach exercises for women - stability ball dips
stomach exercises for women - stability ball dips

These stomach exercises for women have been grouped together in a circuit. You can do each exercise individually and work 3 sets of 12-15 repetitions if you prefer, or do three complete circuits (see above). 

 

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