5 effective abs exercises to get a flat and toned stomach at home

Sit-ups a classic exercise that can not miss in our workout routine if we want to stay toned and have a flat stomach.

Obviously, you don’t always have to do it in the same way. There is a great variety and the important thing is that, whatever kind of abdominal exercises we choose, we must be rigorous and disciplined in doing them.

Nor do we have to go to a gym. That is one of the benefits of this exercise. We can do it at home and look splendid with no more tools than the weight of our own body.

1. Plank

This is a classic exercise in any abs training routine. Lie on your stomach and raise your torso to an aligned position. Lower your body by leaning only on your forearms, toes and contracting your abdomen. Hold the position for 30 seconds and rest. Perform 3 sets of 10 repetitions each.

2.- Block Lift

This exercise consists of lying on your back and bending your legs, resting your heels on the floor. Place your arms around your neck and raise your upper body as if it were a block. Lift each leg trying to touch the elbow of the opposite arm. Complete 3 sets of 10 repetitions, alternating legs.

3.- Sit-ups with leg lifts

Lie on your back with your back straight and raise your legs, without bending them. Lower them slowly until you form a 45º angle between your legs and the floor. Repeat this exercise about 20 times to work your lower abs.

4.- Scissors

Lying on your back and with your body fully stretched, raise your legs and keeping them straight, move them imitating the work of the scissors. This is one of the most effective and fun abdominal exercises at the same time.

5.- Leg bending

Lying on your back, bend your legs at the level of the abdomen. Bring your arms to your neck and raise your upper body. Lower and repeat this exercise in 3 sets of 20 times.

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