Tummy Exercises for Women at Home

Here we are going to show you some really great, but very simple tummy exercises for women – which will show you precisely how to keep a strong core and abdominals. These easy exercises can be done anywhere – outside in the garden, on the beach, at home or even in the gym if you prefer, and they are very simple.

The Plank

Our first exercise is the plank, you will need a mat or a towel. To get yourself into the right position you start by lying on your front and then raise yourself up with your weight resting on your toes and forearms. Don’t lift your butt too much, you want to remain as horizontal as possible. To make this a little bit more challenging you can raise yourself up onto both hands, and then lower yourself back down onto your elbows, keeping your back straight at all times and repeat. Repeat as many times as possible, but if you find this a little bit too challenging, revert to the simple basic plank exercise.

Challenging Abdominal Crunches

Lay flat on your back on your mat with your knees raised and your feet flat on the floor also. And raise your shoulders a little off the floor as well. With your arms by your sides, point your thumbs down towards your heels, and raise your torso into a crunch.

To make this a little harder and more challenging, and to work your obliques muscles a little bit, you want to twist your body from one side to the other, each time pointing your thumb down towards your heels.

tummy exercises for women
tummy exercises for women at home
tummy exercises for women
tummy exercises for women at home

Traditional Abdominal Crunch

Lay flat down on your back on your mat and place your hands behind your head. The biggest mistake people make when performing this crunch exercise, is to bring their elbows close together as they raise their torso up so to avoid this mistake, rest your head into your hands, keeping your elbows as wide as possible and as far away from the body as possible. Lift your body up with a straight back – it doesn’t have to be too high – just ever so slightly off the floor, keeping the back straight and engaging the abdominal muscles in the process.

As you raise your body up, you breathe out, and as you go back down, you breathe in. Hold for a count of five as you raise up, and slowly lower back down. Try to do three sets of between 12 and 15 repetitions of this exercise and you should be doing these tummy exercises for women at home, at least three times each week to notice any major benefits to your abdominal muscles. 

To make this exercise a little harder, you could rest your legs onto a stability ball, and continue as before.

tummy exercises for women at home
tummy exercises for women at home

 

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