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What workout with help my abdominal area?

does anyone know any good workouts for the abdomen? I'm trying to find a good one that will be effective. Thanks lindseybrooke1993
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It first starts with diet if that's the problem. Do bicycle crunches, lie on your back with your knees bent and both feet flat on the floor. Place your fingertips on the back of your neck. In one smooth movement, pull your right knee in towards your chest, straighten your left leg and curl your left shoulder and elbow to meet your right knee. Repeat on the opposite side and continue repeating as if riding a bicycle.

Position yourself on a chair with your back pressed firmly against the backrest. Rest your elbows into the armrests and hold onto the handles with both hands. For beginners, bend your knees and lift them toward your chest. For a more advanced move, keep your legs straight and lift them up in the air until they are parallel to the floor.

Exercise-Ball Crunches
Sit on top of an exercise ball with your knees bent and both feet flat on the floor. Cross your arms over your chest. Brace your abdominal muscles and lean back. Then, use your ab muscles to pull your upper body back up to a seated position.

Reverse Crunches
Lie on your back with your knees bent to 90 degrees and positioned over your hips and your shins parallel to the floor. Extend your arms out to a "T" shape, palms touching the floor. Keeping the shape of your legs, draw your knees in toward your chest and roll your tailbone up off the floor. Lower your tailbone and legs to the starting position and repeat.

Vertical-Leg Crunches
Lie on your back and extend your legs toward the ceiling, crossing your knees and ankles. Place your fingertips on the back of your neck and extend your elbows out to the sides. Press your lower back into the floor and lift your shoulders and chest up. Then, lower yourself back down and repeat.

Plank
Position yourself on all fours, aligning your wrists under your shoulders. Step back with your feet until you are balancing on your toes in a high pushup position. Lift your hips until the back of your body makes one straight line. Draw your belly button in toward your spine to engage your abdominal muscles and hold this position for 15 to 30 seconds.


Long-Arm Crunch
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Extend your arms overhead and clasp your palms together. Press your lower back into the floor and lift your shoulders, arms, head and chest off the floor for one count. Then, lower your upper body back to the floor.


Crunch With Heel Push
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet on the floor. Flex your feet and lift your toes toward the ceiling. Place your fingertips lightly on the back of your neck and let your elbows open to the sides. Lift your arms, head, shoulders and upper chest off the floor as you simultaneously push your heels into the floor. Release your upper body back down to the floor.

Regular  Crunch
Lie on your back with your knees bent and the soles of your feet flat on the floor. Touch your fingertips lightly to the back of your neck and roll your elbows open. Press your lower back into the floor and lift your arms, head, shoulders and upper chest off the floor. Lower your upper body back down to the floor and repeat.


Traditional Situps
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet planted into the floor. Cross your arms over your chest and with a straight spine, lift your entire torso up to meet your bent knees. With control, lower your upper body back down to the floor.

Perform up to three sets of 10 to 15 repetitions of each exercise. If you get to the end of the set and your muscles aren't fatigued, consider adding weight to the exercise by holding a medicine ball or wearing a weighted vest. Always warm up and cool down for five to 10 minutes before and after every exercise session and stretch your muscles well.

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