Stomach Exercises Women Do Besides Crunches
If you think crunches are the only exercise for getting a flat tummy I will blow your mind with these stomach exercises women can do other than crunches.
To flatten your abs you are better served doing multiple-muscle exercises that target all the areas of your body’s–upper and lower abs, obliques, transverse abdominis, and lower back muscles.
I will show you great ways to cinch in your waistline immediately and to burn major calories.
Ready to step it up and get a sexy slim waistline?
These 10 abdominal slimming moves are ensured to smash fat and make it possible for you to flaunt your hot, sexy belly on the beach, in the bedroom or anywhere.
1. Dumbbell Pushup Row For Abs
Put a pair of dumbbells about shoulder-width apart on the floor/ground.
(A) Hold onto the dumbbell handles firmly and place yourself in a pushup position above them. (B) Lower your body to the ground and then press back up strongly. (C) Once you are back in the starting place, pull the dumbbell in your right hand up toward the right side of your torso.
Pause for a second or two, then return the dumbbell to the starting position and repeat with your left hand bring the dumbbell up to your left side.
That is one full repetition. Try for 3 sets of 10 repetitions to start and increase the reps and sets when the exercise gets easier for you.
Try and prevent your torso from rotating each time by keeping your core firm and contracting your abdominal muscles tightly.
2. Resistance Band Bent-Over Row For Women’s Abs
Take hold of a resistance band and measure on it with one foot (use both feet for more resistance). (A) Support the band in each hand at arm’s length, about shoulder-width apart, then bend at your hips and lower your torso until it is nearly parallel to the flooring. Your knees should be slightly bent and your lower back should be naturally arched. (B) Press your shoulder blades together and pull the band up to your upper abs. Pause, then return the bar back to the starting location. You will work up a good sweat with this exercise too.
3. Dumbbell Curl to Squat to Press For Sexy Abs
This is one of my favorite stomach exercises women can do other than crunches. (A) Grab a pair of dumbbells and allow them to hang next to your sides with your palms facing forwards. (B) Without moving your upper arms, bend your elbows and curl the dumbbells as close to your shoulders as possible. Instantly push your hips back until your thighs are at least parallel to the flooring and lower your body into a squat. (C) Stand up and press the dumbbells over your head. That is 1 repetition. Return to the starting position and repeat.
4. Dumbbell Squat Thrust Your Way To a Flat Stomach
(A) Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides holding a pair of weighted dumbbells. (B) Push your hips back, lower your body as deep as you can, and flex your knees into a squat. (C) Set the dumbbells on the floor, then kick your legs backwards into a pushup position. (D) Kick your legs back to the squat position. Stand up and bound. That is 1 repetition.
5. Split Squat Overhead Great For Abdominals
Hold a pair of dumbbells right over your shoulders, with your arms fully extended. Contract your abs for the whole exercise. (A) Stand in a staggered position, your left foot before your right foot. (B) Push your hips back and flex your knees so you lower your body into a squat. Pause briefly, then push yourself back up to the starting location. Perform the recommended amount of repetitions, and do the same amount of repetitions with your right foot facing your left.
6. Cross-Behind Lunges Are Great
(A) Grab a pair of dumbbells and hold them at your sides. (B) Step to the side and forward so that your lead foot ends up like a curtsy in front of your rear foot. Lower your body until your front knee is flexed at least 90 degrees. (C) Pause, then return to the starting position and repeat with your other leg and feel the burn.
7. Planking Frog Tucks Sculpt Your Tummy
Another one of the best stomach exercises women can do other than crunches is frog planks. (A) Beginning in a pushup position with your body from your shoulders to your ankles. (B) Bring your right foot forward and put it next to your right hand (or as close as you can) . Try and prevent your hips from climbing or sagging. Return your leg to the starting position and repeat with your left leg. That is 1 representative.
8. Stepup Crossovers Build Great Abs
(A) Stand with your left side next to a platform(or step) that is at knee height and Catch a pair of dumbbells. Put your right foot on the platform. (B) Press through your right heel. (C) Push your body up onto the platform until both legs are right. Lower your body back to the starting location. Perform the recommended amount of repetitions with your left leg, then change to your right leg and repeat.
9. Wall Slides Are Great Ab Builders
Lean your head, upper back, and bottom the wall. (A) Put your hands and arms against the wall in the “high five” kind of position, your elbows should be bent 90 degrees and your upper arms should be at shoulder height. Hold your position for 1 second. Do not let upper back, your head, or bottom lose contact with the wall. Keeping your elbows, wrists, and hands locked in position as much as possible, squeeze your shoulder blades together. (B) Coast your arms back up the wall as high as you can while keeping your hands in contact with the wall. Lower and repeat, trust me it is not as easy as it looks.
10. Barbell Hip Lifts Are Great Weighted Ab Builders
In my opinion, this is the best stomach exercise women can do other than crunches. I guess I like to save the best ab workouts for last, ha. (A) Sit on the floor with your upper back against a seat that is stable, your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place across your hips and grab the barbell with an overhand grip, about shoulder-width apart. (B) Keeping your back against the barbell and the seat just below your pelvis, lift your hips–while contracting your butt muscles–until your hips are in line with your body. Return to the starting location, and replicate the motion.
The Wrap Up
So as you can clearly see, stomach exercises women can do other than crunches are plentiful. Do not let your workout getting boring, you can easily spice things up with various abdominal routines that will help you slim down for the summer and tighten up your mid-section quickly.
Crunches are a great exercise and I do them myself, but you need variety in life and the same is true for your exercise routines. I’ve found that my clients stick with their fitness programs much more when they are always mentally stimulated and have something different to do in their workouts. This is probably true for most people so I hope that you will implement these exercise into your routine and enjoy building your sexy six-pack stomach today.