If you are a woman and you are looking to get a quick but very effective ab workout into your day, this ab workout in particular will most definitely suit you. It takes just 15-20 minutes in total and you can do this for 2-3 times per week.
Let’s go over a quick guide of what type of exercises you are going to be doing to achieve the kind of abs that you are striving for, we’ll go through each exercise step-by-step in case there are some that you are not fully aware of.
bent leg raises
Starting with the first exercise of this ab circuit, the bent leg raises, lay on your back and bend your legs to an angle of 90 degrees. You will then simply raise your legs whilst maintaining the 90 degree angle for 10 reps in total.
straight leg raises
The next exercise is the straight leg raises. Pretty much the same as the bent leg raises apart from the fact that you must keep your legs straight throughout the movement whilst lifting them in air, this will hit the lower abs the most. 10 reps
Bicycles are up next and this exercise involves you lying flat on your back and extending one of your legs forwards whilst bringing the opposite leg’s knee towards your chest. At the same you’re your hands should be behind your head and you are aiming to try and touch your knee with your elbow. Then do the same for the opposite side. 10 reps.
Start like you did in the ab crunch position for the v-sits but the only difference here is that you are raising your upper body as well as your legs so that your elbows are touching or close to touching your knees. 10 reps.
Planks are up next, facing the floor, elevate your body so that you are resting on your forearms and your toes, and hold this position for 30 seconds whilst tensing your abs as much as you can.
raised abs twist | Russian Twist
The last exercise is the raised abs twist. Get yourself into the position of a normal ab crunch exercise, lift your torso up and to the side at the same time. Keep your hands behind your head and aim to get close to your opposite knee with your elbow whilst trying to isolate your obliques.