Getting abs and a flat stomach is not just about doing the right exercises. Diet is the KEY factor in getting a flat stomach (check out my daily diet here).
However, a well thought out ab workout routine can go a long way to giving you a flat and toned stomach.
Your abdominals are made up of four main muscles: rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, internal obliques and external obliques. In order to get defined abs and a small waist, you will need to engage all of these muscles.
These ab exercises target all of the abdominal muscles!
They are all relatively easy exercises that you can do from home or at the gym. Plus there are many variations for these exercises to make them more challenging. My ab workout does vary, but this is the basis.
Here are my ab exercises for a flat and toned stomach!
Hold for 60 seconds.
To challenge yourself, try doing the plank on a bosu ball!
2. AB CURL
Do 20 reps.
To challenge yourself, try doing the ab curl on a swiss or bosu ball! This is my FAVOURITE exercises for the upper abs.
3. MEDICINE BALL EXTENSIONS
Do 10 reps.
Tip: this exercise works every muscle in your core!
4. RUSSIAN TWISTS
Do 20 reps.
5. BICYCLE CRUNCHES
Do 30 reps.
Tip: this exercise also works every muscle in your core!
Repeat twice. I try to do these ab exercises three times per week. If you have any other exercise requests, please let me know!
And if you want to see my other workouts, you can find them here.
Love Rachael xx