Fitness expert Liz Stuart takes you through another one of her quick and easy exercise routines. This time focusing on abdominal exercises.
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Liz Stuart: If you would like a nice a firm flat tummy, and you wanted to get rid of them muffin top area, these exercises are really going to help you. We work either muscle down in the front at the sides and also that really hard to target area beneath your belly button. So we are going to start with the curl up, very familiar exercise lying on your back knees bend feet apart hip distance apart, you can have your hands crossed over your chest or finger tips by your temples breathing out on way and in on the way down so just head and shoulders of the floor as you curl up. And fold you are going to do two sets of 12 of these, so what this one is doing is working those muscles that commonly known as your six pack. And we will get six packs in that, just dying to get out, and keep that going a few more, now this next set just if you are feeling some pressure on your neck. Think about the gap between your chin and your chest and just look up at the ceiling because you want don't want that gap to be too small. You want a good wide gap there after and six more keep looking up to that feeling. And next we are going to move on to the oblique muscles which run down the sides of your stomach. So it's a curl up with the twist, that all you are doing is a reaching over to the outside of your opposite knee. This what help to shape your waist, if you do find that if you do have a lots of weight to loose these exercises will really help with toning up but you do need to combine them this one cardio vascular exercises well, so that could be anything like power working, or running on a aerobics class or your local gym or leisure center, but if you really do want to get that heart and lungs working well so, You are breathing out as you come up and in on the way down really work in the sides of your stomach. That's two one more on each side and then we will move on to the reverse curl, head stays on the floor with this exercise feet's are up in the air and knees are bend, brining your knees back towards your chest, and the bottom just comes up the floor. And we are targeting the area beneath your belly button, if you find it quiet hard you cant just put a little bit of pressure through your hands but you are aiming to mainly do all the work with your stomach muscles and its easy to let yourself use the moment of your legs to take the bottom of the floor try not to do that. Just keep the movement very controlled, let's do another sets of those. This is a great exercise for targeting beneath the belly button you are really notice your stomach starting to flatten up three more, breathing out as your bottom comes up to the floor, and now hug your knees unto your chest take few deep breathe and just gently sit up. Is a great reminder to get the most from your workout? Throughout this exercises breathe out as you curl up, keep a good count between your chin and your chest, on the reverse scale try not just swing your legs.