Video:Quick Ab Exercise Circuitwith Terri Walsh
Abdominal exercises are important for general core strengthen and will get you closer to a flatter stomach. Check out this quick ab exercise circuit that targets your entire abdominal area.See Transcript
Transcript:Quick Ab Exercise Circuit
Hi, Im Terri Walsh, owner of Art Studio New York City. Im here for About.com to show you a quick abdominal circuit.
The Crunch is the Basic Ab Exercise
The first exercise in your quick abdominal circuit will be the basic crunch. If you have a towel or a yoga block that would be helpful, you’re gonna place it between your knees and you’ll see why in a little bit. Roll back, close your ribcage and pull your navel down, don’t let your head touch the floor. Bring your hands to your forehead and you’re going to slide your ribs forward, point your knees and you’re going to pull your navel down as your shoulders move up. You’re gonna do one set of 50 then we’re gonna work on your lower abdominals.
Lift Hips to Target Lower Abs
Release your head down, push your hips up and take your hands out and put them underneath your butt. This is where the block comes in handy, you’re gonna squeeze the block or your down then lift your knees up and aim the block our towel for your nose. Your toes touch the floor, your navel’s pulled down, you’re arms are cradling your lower back so your should have no strain there. You’re gonna work your way up to a set of fifty.
Twisting Movements Target Oblique Abdominals
Next, you’re gonna roll up and extend your arms out, reach up, roll back then roll up and twist. This is gonna work on your obliques as well as train your coordination. You’ll feel a strain in your lower back, makes sure your head doesn’t touch the floor, navel pulls down as your roll back and roll down. Do each exercise for up to fifty repetitions, if you’re a beginner do the circuit once. As you become advanced add another circuit, as you become more advanced go through it three times. Thank you for watching, for more information go to about.com.