So, you’ve put in the work to lose a lot of weight and then you’re left with excess skin, particularly on your belly. It can be hard to shift, but don’t worry ladies, there are some great toning exercises that combined with a healthy diet and cardio can help you to shift that loose skin in no time!
Read on ladies, because we’ve created a list of our favorite five exercises for toning your belly that’ll leave you with a toned and tight tummy! Aim for 15-20 reps of each exercise.
Legs Up Straight Arm Crunch
We’ll kick off with your upper abs, and a legs up straight arm crunch is excellent for toning this area. Plus, you can even use a dumbbell to make it more challenging.
Start by lying down on your back with your legs in the air and at a 90-degree angle from the floor. With your arms straight, or holding a dumbbell, curl your shoulders and upper back off the floor using your abs and core strength whilst pulling your arms towards the ceiling.
Hold for a second or two, and then slowly lower back down towards the floor. Make sure to keep your arms straight and your legs up in the air during the whole exercise.
Perfect for your mid-abs, the air bike is another exercise performed lying on your back. Start with your hands behind your head and bent elbows, pull your knees towards you slightly.
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Next, using your abs and core for support, slowly curl your shoulders off the floor and bring your right elbow to touch or gently kiss your left knee. Next, alternate by pulling your left elbow to your right knee. Continue to alternate for 15-20 reps.
The side bridge looks pretty simple, but it’s an essential exercise in strengthening and toning your obliques. Trust us ladies, this exercise will work your abs hard!
Start by lying on your side and resting your weight on your elbow and forearm. Raise your stomach and chest off the ground, until your body forms a straight line from your ankle to shoulder. Hold this position for as long as you can, building it up to last longer each time.
Lying Leg Raises
Next up is your lower abs, lying leg raises are perfect for toning this area and tightening up any excess skin!
Begin by lying flat on your back, raise your legs straight into the air at 90 degrees to your upper body. Then lower your legs to the ground, keeping them as straight as possible. Once your legs almost touch the ground, lift them back up to your starting position. And repeat!
Another exercise for your lower abs is pelvic thrusts! Another exercise that looks simple but it’s going to deliver a powerful punch to your core.
Just like leg raises, start by lying on the floor on your back with your legs up in the air, 90 degrees from the ground.
Keep your legs in the air and begin to slowly lift your pelvis using your abs and core, hold for a second before lowering yourself back down. And repeat!
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