Toned Tummy Tips

We know it takes a lot of time and effort to get the perfect body but we're not here to focus on what looks perfect, instead our concern is what is healthiest & best for you.

Ever looked at a bikini model and thought: 'How does she look like that?!' Well, she doesn't. The flat stomach, desirable curves, lush hair and a gleaming smile is all with a helping hand from photoshop.

So, without aiming fora result that isn't achievable, here are some 5 minute tummy-toning exercises that will having you looking but also feeling your best self.

 

1. Cross-body crunch with toe touches

How to do it:  

Lie on your back with your legs extend straight up, ankles stacked above your hips. Bring both hands behind you head with elbows out to the sides and engage your core to lift your head and shoulders off the ground. From this position, twist from the waist to the right as reach your left hand toward the right toes. Release to starting position and repeat on the opposite side. Continue to alternate side for 60 seconds.

 

2. Basic Crunches

How to do it:

Lie on your back with your knees bent and the soles of your feet on the floor. Place your hands behind your head and open your elbows to the sides. Keeping your lower back pressed against the floor, exhale as you engage your core to lift your head and shoulders up off the ground. On the inhale, release with control to complete one rep. 

 

3. Russian Twists

How to do it: Sit on the ground with your legs together, knees bent, and feet raised. Bring your palms together at chest level. Keeping your lower body as stable as possible, twist from the waist to turn your upper body all the way to the left. Repeat on the opposite side and continue to alternate for 60 seconds.

 

4. Mountain Climbers

How to do it: Get into plank position with your palms beneath your shoulders, and body in a straight line between the top of your head and your heels. Drive your right knee in toward your chest, then return to starting position. Repeat on the opposite side, then continue to alternate sides in quick succession for 60 seconds.

 

5. Reverse crunch with straight legs

 

How to do it: Lie on your back with your legs outstretched and feet together. Bring your arms along your sides or under your hips for support, and press your palms into the floor. Keeping your legs as straight as possible, engage your core as you lift your feet straight up over your hips. Next, raise your hips up off the ground to stretch your toes toward the ceiling. With control, slowly lower your hips to the floor, then lower your legs with control as low as you can go without arching your lower back or touching your feet to the ground.


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