The best easy abs workout for women.

You might have tried doing crunches for a while but still not getting results, well forget about those. Crunch fatigue is real and is something you should avoid getting. Moreover, crunches do not encourage your abdominal muscles to work through their full range of motion. So doing a hundred crunches a day may still not yield the results you want.

And secondly, crunches add undue strain on your neck and back if not correctly done. So Many people tend to put their hands behind their nape and try to pull up their bodies which stains the neck. This will put some stress on your spine and lead to unnecessary aches and pains in the long run.

Luckily, they’re so many other abs workout routines that are safer and more effective to do. Mixing them up and creating a routine will strengthen different layers of your core in addition to making you look more toned out. When you have a strong core, it means you’ll have a better posture, and more balance, and thankfully less joint pain.

 

1) Sit Ups with Towel

How to do it:

  1.   The first you'll need to roll up a towel and place it under your lower back.
  2.   After this, try sitting in a butterfly position with the soles of your feet facing each other.
  3.   Now Initiate the movement by lying your back on the floor.
  4.   Inhale and exhale, while you breathe out, brace your core and lift with your abs. Now touch your hands to your feet and repeat.

Note: When you place a towel beneath the lower back area,this  will support your spine, and also as well as allow your abs to be able to do most of the workout instead of your hips. In addition to all that, it puts your abs in more of an extended position at the start which allows you to flex them through their full range of motion.

 

2.Abdominal Hold

This move may be embarrassing to do especially in front of someone so you wouldn’t want your roommate around when doing this, but it’ll definitely help you get that rock-solid abs.

 

How to do it:

  1. Try Sitting tall at the edge of any sturdy chair of yours, and place your hands on the edge with your fingers pointing toward your knees.
  2. Tightening your abs while bringing your toes 2 to 4 inches off of the floor, and then Lift your butt off the chair.
  3. Make sure to hold this for as long as you can — you should aim 5 to 10 seconds  

Then  lower yourself down and repeat.

3 The Side Crunch

This move (the side crunch) tests your balance while it teases your oblique muscles while giving a bonus hip workout.

 

Here’s how to go about it

  1. Firstly kneel on the floor and lean all the way over to your right side, placing your right palm on the floor. Keeping your weight balanced, slowly extend your left leg and point your toes. Place your left hand behind your head, pointing your elbow toward the ceiling.
  2. Next, slowly lift your leg to hip height as you extend your arm above your leg, with your palm facing forward. Look out over your hand while bringing the left side of your rib cage toward your hip.
  3. Lower to your starting position and repeat 6 to 8 times.

 

4. Scissor Kicks

How to do it:

  1.   Lie on your back, squeeze your abs like you’re dropping your bellybutton to the floor.
  2.   Make sure to raise your legs slightly while keeping your lower back connected to the ground.
  3.   Move the right leg over the left as you move the left leg over the right like a scissor. Then try continuously switching until you have completed your reps.

 

5. Opposite Arm and Leg Raise

This move, maybe more widely known as the bird-dog, especially in yoga, when done during a workout warm-up, can help you feel longer, steadier, and more balanced. It's often included in core or glute activation routines as well.

 

How to do it:
  1. Begin on all fours, align your knees under your hips and your wrists under your shoulders.
  2. Raise your left arm to your shoulder height and your left leg to your hip height and try holding here for at least two counts, reaching forward with your fingers and back with your heels. (To make it harder, touch your opposite elbow to your knee as you pull your arm and leg in.)
  3. Repeat this exercise on the opposite side.

 

6.The Plank

This move is simple and can be done anywhere

 How to do it:

  1. A. Simply get into a pushup position and get your palms on the floor beneath your shoulders
  2.     Hold at this position for not less than thirty seconds, with your abs still contracted and also your arms and legs extended with your head aligned with your spine.
  3.     Hold at this position for a minute.

 

7. V-sit ups

Here’s how to go about it

  1.   Start on your backside with your legs straight in front of you.
  2.   Situp and touch your heels as you bring your knees toward your chest.
  3.   Then try lowering yourself down as your legs straight back to the floor.
  4.   Sit up again to start another rep.

 

8. Squat Thrust with Twist

This move can be a great lower-body and easy abs exercise. If you do it well

How to go about it

  1. Firstly, try Standing with your feet and shoulder-width apart while extending your arms in front of you at your shoulder height. Now Begin by squatting down, and bending your knees 90 degrees, and twisting your upper body to the left.
  2. Now,  repeat that exercise to the right. Then keep your weight in your heels and don't allow your knees to just move forward away from your toes.
  3. Try to keep your knees forward-facing as your chest and shoulders move side to side. For the best results, try to bend your knees as close to 90 degrees as possible.

 

 9 The Ballet Twist

This half-crunch workout will allow you to work through a full range of motion.

(Pro tip: When you’re about to try this move out try having a friend around, to help you hold your feet still until you get the motion down. Have them watch your form and correct the angle of your back.)

How to do it:

A.To start off, Sit on the floor and extend your legs, press them very firmly together. Lean back 45 degrees from the hips. Keep your abs engaged as you bring both your arms overhead like a ballerina.

  1. Slowly twist your torso to the right, placing your right arm on the mat. Keep your left arm reaching overhead for a slow count of 3. Repeat the movement, keeping your left arm on the floor, and keeping your butt and heels on the floor.
  2. Contract your abs to support your spine as you return to the center, bringing both arms overhead. Continue alternating sides.

10. Leg Lifts

 

How to do it: 

  1.   To go about it, Start on the ground, head facing the ceiling, legs straight out in front.
  2.   As you brace your core, glue your lower back to the floor.
  3.   Then maintain that engagement, lift your legs about a foot off the floor.
  4.   Pulse your feet up and down. Each “up-down” equals one rep.

Bonus

The cobra

Tired of doing regular crunches and other lying-down exercises, then this is for you, This move will help lengthen  the front side of your rib cage, stretch your abs, and give you a chance to reset. (Plus, it's a great yoga pose to strengthen your back muscles.)

How to do it:

  1. Try to lie face down on your floor while you take your palms near your chest.
  2. Then Lift up your head, your shoulders, and your chest off the floor, while pulling your shoulder blades down and together. (To make it harder, try lifting your thighs and hips off the floor.)
  3. Hold for two counts and then lower back down.

And that’s it, that’s a few abs workouts that you could easily do. videos on how to do all this abs work-outs are all over YouTube for you visual learners.