Are there flat tummy exercises that are best for great female abs? Abs-olutely! To make this list, female abs exercises must be safe, effective and can be done nearly anywhere. Your abs can be worked out every day. Here are great flat tummy exercises:
1. Tummy Isometric Crunch - exhale, then suck in your stomach as far as you can, hold for about 15 seconds. Relax and breathe. Visualize moving your bellybutton straight toward your back. Holding in your tummy muscles and tensing your abs is a good way of firming and strengthening them. You will also become more aware of how to control your tummy muscles. Repeat several times. This exercise can be done anywhere, anytime.
Note - if you have high blood pressure, do not hold your breath for extended periods of time.
2. Rectus Abdominis Tummy Exercises (sounds great, no?):
a. Lie on your back on floor with bent knees and your feet flat on floor, knees and feet spread apart width of your hips.
b. Place your hands gently on sides of your head for support, spreading your elbows so you cannot see them.
c. With your chin tucked toward your chest, gently curl upward and forward so that your head, neck and shoulder blades lift off floor and your lower back presses against floor (if you want, start with your head resting on a pillow which has your head and neck in correct position to begin).
d. Pause just a moment, then gently return to starting position.
e. Repeat several times.
Note - do not use your arms to complete curl. If you can see your elbows, you're cheating. Do not put your feet under anything since this lessens effectiveness of these types of flat tummy exercises. If this female abs exercise is too difficult for you, do next one below.
3. Sit-Back Flat Tummy Exercises - if your female abs muscles are weak and you have trouble lifting yourself off floor in #2 above, here is an alternate flat tummy exercise for you:
a. Start in a sitting position on floor with your knees bent, feet flat on floor (secure your feet under a piece of furniture).