Tummy Exercises: Tips for Toning the Abs
Tummy exercises can help you achieve your dream of having those great abs. Here we will mention some good exercises that are effective, safe, and can be done almost anywhere. Remember, persistence is the key. Your abs need to be exercised every single day to give you visible results. Almost any expert can give you a 100 abdominal exercises. Here we mention a couple of easy-to-do, great exercises for flat abs.
Tummy Isometric Crunch
First exhale, and then suck in your tummy as much as you can. Hold this position for fifteen seconds. Then relax and breathe normally. Visualize moving your bellybutton straight toward your back. Holding in your tummy muscles and tensing your abs is a good way of firming and strengthening them. You will also become more aware of how to control your tummy muscles. Repeat several times. This exercise can be done anywhere, anytime. However, if you have high blood pressure, do not hold your breath for extended periods of time.
Rectus Abdominis Tummy Exercises
Lie on your back on the floor with bent knees and your feet flat on the floor, knees and feet spread apart the width of your hips. Place your hands gently on the sides of your head for support, spreading your elbows so you cannot see them. With your chin tucked toward your chest, gently curl upward and forward so that your head, neck and shoulder blades lift off the floor and your lower back presses against the floor (if you want, start with your head resting on a pillow which has your head and neck in the correct position to begin). Pause just a moment, and then gently return to the starting position. Repeat several times.
You can also try some low back strengthening exercises along with these two. Visually and physically, the midsection is the center of the body and the foundation of strength. At first, the goal is to build up the basic strength in the abs area with flat tummy exercises.