5 Workout’s To Tone Your Stomach

Evening ladies, 
I’ve been feeling a little bit motivated today so I wanted to do a fitness post as I haven’t done one in quite some time. So today I share what exercises I like to do to try and tone my stomach. I still have a  very long way to go but hopefully I will get there. And with summer fast approaching its motivating me to work out more.

1. The plank:

  1. Start with the push-up position.
  2. Lower both your forearms to the ground so that both your elbows and fists are flat to the ground.
  3. Curl your toes under and engage your abs by tilting your pelvis and pulling your belly button toward your spine.
  4. Straighten your body but keep your neck and spine neutral.
  5. Flex your abdominals and squeeze your glutes. 
  6. Hold this position, until after the burning begins.

2. V Ups 

  1. Lie down on a flat surface or mat.
  2. Start with your legs straight, then come up.
  3. Touch your toes, and then let your torso fall back down.
  4. Bring your legs up into the air, touching your toes again.

3. Crunches:

  1. Lie flat on your back with feet flat on the floor.
  2. Place your hands slightly either side of your head
  3. Push the small of your back into the floor to engage the abdominals
  4. Begin to roll your shoulders off the floor
  5. Your shoulders should leave the floor by about 4 inches and your lower back should always remain on the floor
  6. Hold for a few second and then slowly move back down

4. Russian Twists

  1. Sit on the ground with your knees bent and your heels about a foot from your butt.
  2. Lean slightly back without rounding your spine at all. 
  3. Place your arms straight out in front of you with your hands one on top of the other. Your hands should be level with the bottom of your ribcage.
  4. Pull your navel to your spine and twist slowly to the left. The movement is not large and comes from the ribs rotating, not from your arms swinging. Inhale through center and rotate to the right. This completes one rep.

5.  Sit Ups

  1. Have your knees bent and the balls of your feet and heels placed flat on the ground.
  2. Place your hands on opposite shoulders, so that your arms are crossed over your chest, or you can place them behind your head. 
  3. Tighten your abdominal muscles gently by drawing in your belly button to your spine
  4. Keeping your heels on the ground and your toes flat to the ground, slowly and gently lift your head first, followed by your shoulder blades. Pull up from the floor until you’re at a ninety-degree angle.
  5. Hold the position for a second. Slowly bring the torso back to the floor but try to keep it slightly elevated off the ground. This means not to place your back flat to the ground but to keep a slight arch.

I AM NOT A FITNESS EXPERT!! These are just workouts that I like to do and that I find help me out. 

Thank you for reading, please leave any comments you may have down below!

Love Louise xo

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