How to Stay Fit When You Can't get to the Gym: Ab Exercises
Ab exercises are one of these easiest exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home because most of which, do not require any equipment at all. Follow along with these exercises to learn about some you can do on your own
Ab exercises are one of these easiest exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home because most of which, do not require any equipment at all. Follow along with these exercises to learn about some you can do on your own.
A killer exercise using resistance bands
First, I thought I’d discuss an exercise you can do with some of our rise bands. In the gym, you typically use a cable machine to do this, but some resistance bands will work just the same. You will want securely anchor the resistance band at the top of the door similar to the way we talked about in previous articles. Once you do this, get on knees while facing the door, with your back straight. You’ll want to be about 2-3 feet away from the door. Then hold the band tight out in front of you. Then bend at the waist and move your face towards the ground in an ab crunch motion. Keep your arms in the same position because you do not want to accidentally work your triceps, you want to focus on your abs. Then when your head nearly touches the ground, slowly return back to your starting position.
Exercises with no equipment needed
Like I said before, there are tons of great ab exercises you can do without any equipment at all including sit-ups (crunches) and leg lifts, one of my favorites is incredibly simple, its called a “hardstyle plank”. Lying face down on the ground, prop yourself up into a forearm plank position with your body weight resting on your elbows. Make sure your elbows are directly underneath your shoulders, and your hands are balled up in fists. Your forearms should be parallel to one another. I usually like to set a timer on my phone for a minute and if I really want to feel the burn, I try for a minute and a half.
Another great exercise has kind of a funny name but it’s extremely effective. Its called the “dead bug”. Lay face-up on the floor with arms straight above your shoulders. To start, bring your knees directly over your hips and bend at the knee so that your calf forms a 90-degree angle with your thigh. Next, simultaneously lower your left arm above your head while straightening your right leg and sending it towards the floor. Pause, return to the starting position and then repeat on the opposite side.
I hope these exercises were beneficial to you and if you haven’t had the chance to check out our other articles in this series, you should definitely take a few minutes to read them all because they can be incredibly helpful.