Summer is almost here and that means it’s almost time to bare that belly in a bikini! That also means it’s time to get in shape, and flatten that stomach before you run out of time. Thats where these three ab exercises come in! I think it’s difficult to find motivation to work out sometimes but if I know my reward will be sexy, toned abs, I’m all in! Plus who doesn’t like that sore feeling after a work out to remind you how hard you worked?
These exercises will not only flatten but strengthen your stomach as well. It will increase your core strength and essentially make you feel stronger overall. Of course, eating a healthy diet along with exercising will help you lose belly fat too! If you do these exercises at least three times a week you will definitely start to see results.
Sit with your knees bent and together, feet slightly lifted off the floor. Reach your arms forward and shift your weight into your sit bones, draw your abs in tight, and lift your chest. Try straightening the legs as much as you can (forming a ‘V’ shape with your body) and hold this pose for 30 seconds to one minute, with even breathing.
SUPINE OBLIQUE BALL TWIST
Lie on your back with your arms out to each side in a ‘T’ shape, palms facing down. Position a stability ball between your feet and extend both legs up towards the ceiling, just above your hips, knees slightly bent. Gently squeeze into the ball, draw your abs in tight, and press your ribcage into the floor as you carefully move the ball to the right, lowering both legs towards the floor (only go as far toward floor as you can without dropping to the side). Press the ball back up to the ceiling and repeat to the left, alternating sides for one minute.
REVERSE CURL AND LIFT
Lie flat on your back with both hands behind your head, legs extended out with your heels lifted about six inches off the floor, toes pointed. Contract your abs, bend and draw your knees into your chest, and raise your hips slightly off the floor. Slowly lower back to the start position. Repeat 8 times, for 3 sets total.
You should enjoy the burn you feel after completing these moves! Your belly will thank you once you put on that tiny bikini this summer. My goal is to do this set four times a week before Memorial Day Weekend. I love the way you feel after working out, so get out there and start sweating!