Fitness expert Liz Stuart takes you through another one of her quick and easy exercise routines. This time focusing on abdominal exercises, part 2
Read the full transcript »
Liz Stuart: Working on our stomach its quite intensely here, I'm going to do a crunch with bicycle legs targeting the sides of the stomachs, we are going do a crunch with resistance, so I'm going to use a dumbbell and then we are going to do a pelvic tilt which is a very sort of exercise but it really helps to build the muscles to stabilize your pelvis. Which is in an area that women often have problems with later in life? Especially if they go on to pregnancy and then the post-natal period after that, so it's a good area to be aware of. Lying on your back, finger tips by your temples just start by cycling your legs, so we are doing the crunch with the bicycle. When you are happy with moment of that just curl off and bring your opposite elbow over to your knee. And then just change legs, breathing out as you curl up, and in on the way down. It's a tough exercise just start of slowly you may and only be able to manage a few at first with that's fine. Good to spelt of the strength as you go on if you do these three times a week, you've already tone up the area around your waist, after whether waist begin and the top of you gains, lets have another one on each side, good. Lie back just take a few deep breathes, and then if you have a dumbbell or bottle of water just hold on to that, from resistance by your chest area I mean just going to curl up, so making that curl up slightly hard enough because we are holding the extra resistance. Always breathing out on the way up and in on the way down. If you get it the other way around where you will find out is that your abdominal organs are pushing down and you'll end up with a pot belly. Your lungs will be in plated with that and they will push down and just push your stomach out then keep going. And two more okay, good. Just do that way by the0 side, and then we are just going to do the pelvic tilt very simple exercise lying back tilting your pelvis so your lower back again its push down towards the ground. And it's a good exercise for stabilizing that pelvic area. And it's very easy to do as well. If you put on hand on your tummy, you will feel those stomach muscles working. And six more put the rest, and that's one great. Just put your knees in to your chest, and feet on the floor. It's a quick reminder, to get the most from your workout, for the bicycle crunches get your legs moving first then proceed with the twist? Use a dumbbell or bottle of water for resistance.
Copyright © 2005 - 2015 Healthline Networks, Inc. All rights reserved for Healthline.