May 13th, 2023 1:49 PM Mr. Q Categories: Body Weight
The Body Weight Ab Flex is a simple exercise that targets the rectus abdominis, the transverse abdominis, and the obliques. It involves lying on your back and flexing your abs to raise your legs and torso off the ground.
Stretch: Cat-Cow Stretch
- Start on your hands and knees with your wrists directly under your shoulders and your knees directly under your hips.
- Inhale, arch your back, and look up towards the ceiling (cow pose).
- Exhale, round your spine, and tuck your chin towards your chest (cat pose).
- Repeat for 10 reps.
- High knees: 30 seconds
- Jumping jacks: 30 seconds
- Mountain climbers: 30 seconds
How to select the proper weight: No weights are required for this exercise.
- Lie flat on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
- Place your hands behind your head or cross them over your chest.
- Exhale and flex your abs to raise your head, shoulders, and upper back off the ground.
- At the same time, lift your feet off the ground, bringing your knees towards your chest.
- Hold for a second at the top, then inhale and slowly lower back down to the starting position.
- Repeat for 10-12 reps.
How to reduce the difficulty:
- Place your hands under your hips for support.
- Bend your knees and keep your feet on the ground.
How to increase difficulty:
- Hold a weight or medicine ball between your hands or feet.
- Straighten your legs and lift them off the ground, keeping them together.
- 8-10 reps
- Intermediate: 12-15 reps
- Advanced: 18-20 reps
Estimated time for exercise: 5-7 minutes
Body Group:Abs (Core)