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9 fat burning ab exercises for women

Here are some of the most effective fat burning exercises for your abs.

1.Medicine ball with a twist

Sit on the floor so that the upper torso and thighs form a V shape. Your lower legs should be crossed and raised. Hold a 5 pound dumbbell or medicine ball in both hands. Swiveling left to the right and back, bring the medicine ball across body and maintain the V shape. Do 15 reps of 3 sets.

2.Low belly leg reach

Lie on the floor with your face up and knees bent at 90 degrees. Place hands behind your back and contract the abs. Stack your knees above hips and raise arms and crunch up. Inhale and pause for 5 seconds. Breathe out and raise legs at 45 degrees. Pause for 5 seconds while pressing your lower belly. You can do 15 reps of 2 sets.

3.Teaser

Lie on the back and bend your knees at 90 degree angle with raised feet. As you inhale tighten your abs and raise arms up and back overhead. Breathe out and swing your arms in the front. Straighten your legs to help your body form a V shape. Roll down with knees bent and bring arms overhead slowly. Do 15 reps.

4.Scale pose

Sit in a cross legged posture and place hands on the mat beside your hips. Your pelvic floor should be tightened while you push into your hand to raise your lower body completely off the mat. Hold your breath thrice and comeback to the starting position. Do 3 reps.

5.Boat Pose

Sit on the floor with bent knees and hands underneath your knees for support. Raise your chest and shoulders back. Keep your ab muscles engaged and lower legs rose until they are parallel to the floor. You should be able to balance on your sitting bones. Straighten your legs and raise your arms forward. Now hold your breath for 5 to 10 times and release. Do 5 reps.

6.Diagonal cross leg crunch

Use a mat to lie on your back and straighten your legs. Your feet should be placed on the floor. Keep your torso still and raise your hips to move them towards the right. Now lie low and straighten your legs once again. Your left knee needs to be bent and crossed over the right leg. Place your left foot on the ground near the outer part of the right knee. Lastly crunch up and come back to the initial position. Do 30 reps and switch sides.

7.Body weight squatting

Stand on the floor with your feet wide at hip distance. Bend your knees slightly and cross your hands over chest. Now slowly squat down and press weight on your feet. You need to ensure that your knees are above your toes. Tuck your backside and return to standing position. Do 5 reps of 5 sets.

8.Jumping jack

Sit on the mat, hold a ball and keep legs apart and together back to back. Stand tall to approach left hand to the right. Sit back and jump your legs together and repeat the same sequence by switching sides. Do 4 reps.

9.Standing side crunches

Hold a ball overhead while you are standing and with elbows slightly bent out to sides. Your feet should be at shoulder width distance. Raise your right knee towards the side and lift right elbow down to touch it. Return to start position and switch sides. Do 3 reps on each side.

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