Abdominal Exercises to Flatten and Build your Tummy
A few special abdominal exercises which have particular effect on the abs.
Site ups with Barbell:
This abdominal exercise comes under the group of advanced abdominal
exercises. This exercise can be used for home training. With the bar held behind the neck or at the chest and in lying position and the feet fixed under another object, sit up with the weight until the body is upright, then resume the lying position. Inhale prior to the sit up, exhale as you come up. Beginners will find this difficult at first and may have to use only the bar without weights.
Back Lying Legs Raise:
This is the same as the freestanding exercise. Arms above the head, legs raise in varying degrees, and eventually until the full range can be done to touch floor behind the head without bending the legs. the exercise is very effective just done with legs raise 45 degrees and lower.
Back Lying Legs Parting:Raise the legs about a foot off the floor, then swing them out sideways
and then together. Try not to hold the breath. Repeat in sets of 10 to 15. This is a fine abdominal exercise, and also for the inside of the thighs.
Some very strong exercises can be done, adding to the resistance with iron boots as you become proficient.
Having nice a nice pack of abdominal muscles or abs gives a great boost in overall appearance. Abs are one of the toughest muscles to work upon and
therefore are one of the most desired.