You don’t like to be active. Although it’s hard to believe, that’s not a sin. Nobody can be perfect, right? Although in recent years more and more people are trying the “healthy” lifestyle, 33% of women still don’t exercise at all, according to a study.
However, if you prefer a quiet and easy life, and you would also like to have a toned belly, there are some simple and effective exercises with which you can do a daily routine which will not take more than ten minutes, and also take care of your diet and include some good habits in your daily life -such as eating more fruits and vegetables, giving up soft drinks and walking long distances.
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We recommend three types of simple exercises you can do at home to tighten your abs.
1. Mountain Climber
This is a very complete exercise that combines cardio with toning and involves other muscle groups as well as abdominal muscles such as legs, chest and arms.
It is an exercise excellent because it includes some cardio itself, which makes it a very complete option.
To do it, place your hands on the floor at shoulder height and legs extended. We will start performing the movement as if we were running – or climbing – raising the knee to the chest, the faster we will notice greater effort. Do 3 sets of 20 reps.
It is a simple exercise that can be performed by everyone with which you will work not only the abdominal muscles, but also obliques and deep muscles. Lean on your hands or forearms and hold that position for a few seconds. Ideally, first 3 days, hold your abs for 30 seconds, and then increase to 60 seconds.
3. Criss cross
This is a new version of classic crunches, but much more effective. This exercise consists of bringing your shoulder in the direction of your knee or performing it from ventral plank with lateral crunches. This exercise is perfect for defining obliques.
From the ventral plank you can work the lateral plank lifts or shrugs in crunch position with the knees on the side lifting the chest and bringing the ribs to hips. Do this exercise for 20 reps of 3 sets.