Work Out Your Abs at Home

Instead of doing a gym routine or exercising outdoors, you can exercise in the comfort of your own home. Home abdominal exercises are simple and offer plenty of benefits.
Work Out Your Abs at Home

Last update: 05 May, 2019

Living a distance from a gym can’t be an excuse for not being in shape. If you learn how to work out your abs at home, you can count on it as an economical fitness option. Moreover, you won’t have to worry about traffic or bad weather affecting your exercise plans.

The abdominal area supports the weight of the lower body. It’s also the area where fat most often accumulates. Exercising it can help you maintain correct posture, eliminate any back pain and help protect your organs. Additionally, a strong set of abs can help increase pulmonary capacity reducing constipation problems.

Disciplined routines for working out your abs at home

We all want a defined torso, flat stomach, and strong abs. You can make it a reality by following a simple but consistent routine at home. All you need is an exercise mat along with a towel to dry yourself off.

Let’s consider the details of home fitness. First off, hydrating before and after each work out session is  imperative. You should also use comfortable clothes and set a specific place and time for working out your abs.

Additionally, your workout schedule is also crucial. You shouldn’t work out your abs every day. Leave a day in between workouts for rest and muscle recuperation.

How to work out your abs at home

You can try different ab workouts at home. Our workout plan today includes three exercises that alternate in sets of 40 seconds with 20-second breaks in between each one. The entire routine lasts seven minutes.

Start the first exercises by laying down on your stomach with your forearms firmly placed on the floor. Your trunk should be midair and your legs stretched out. In this exercise, mountain climbers, you’ll move your legs, alternating them each time.

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In the same position, face-down and legs stretched out with the body midair, make 20 circles with your arm. Make the circles slowly while keeping your other arm firmly on the floor. Your abs should be contracted. After 20 circles, repeat with the other arm.

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The third exercise starts face-down. Lift your arms and trunk midair. Bring your legs up (so that your waist lifts at a 45-degree angle) and extend. This exercise is similar to the mounter climbers exercise except that it uses both feet at the same time.

Torso extensions: work your abs at home

Lay down on your back, on a mat, with your feet planted on the floor. Bend your knees and with your hands behind your neck, inhale and start to raise your trunk. At the same time, reach one arm out towards your knee and touch it with your fingers.

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Exhale as you’re lifting your torso as you tighten your abs. Lower your arm and switch. Make sure you’re doing this exercise correctly and don’t lift your back completely off the floor. Also, as you return to the original position, don’t rest your head on the floor.

Adding dumbbells

Laying down on your mat while keeping your feet planted on the floor, take a dumbbell with two hands and extend your arms. Lift your trunk slightly and slowly. The secret of this routine is to work through it slowly. Inhale as you lift and exhale when lowering to really make your abs work.

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Isometric abdominal exercises

You can work out your abs isometrically through contractions. Start the exercises with your hands, knees, and feet on the ground. Your hands should be underneath your shoulders, your knees aligned with your hips and your toes should be pushing your body off the floor.

Once you’re in the right position, keep your knees down and make sure your hands and feet stay in place. Hold the position for 30 seconds and return to the original position. Do 5 repetitions.

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Hypopressive abdominal exercises

These exercises are perfect for slimming down the waist. Hypopressive abdominal exercises improve body posture, slow down the aging process and help stretch out the spine.

To get started, stand up and spread your legs hip-width apart. Hang your arms by your sides. Now, lift your arms as high as you can, slighting bringing them forward.

Next, breathe in through your nose and exhale through your mouth until you’ve expelled all of the air from your lungs. After, tighten your abs as hard as you can for 15 seconds.

With our workout routine, working out your abs at home will be simple. You’ll notice toned, strong abs all thanks to this easy workout that you can do right in your own home.


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