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Sit-Ups For Busy Women: 6 Core-Tightening Exercises

Sit-ups For Busy Women: 6 Core-tightening Exercises

These exercises will not only help you reduce your waistline, but they will also help you maintain your body properly. Without a doubt, a solid core is one of the most sought after physical attributes today.

You’ve probably learned a few tips from your trainers by now, but to emphasize your abdominal muscles , you need to be focused enough on the target, which means you have to have great discipline.

1. Knee to elbow plank

knee to elbow plank

First, you have to start in a standard plank position, with your palms firmly planted on the floor, and then maintain a straight line from your shoulders to your heels by engaging your core muscles.

Next, your feet should be hip-width apart, and then you should lift your right leg an inch or two off the ground and bring your right knee toward your right elbow while keeping your hip as stable as possible.

So, you have to return the right leg to the ground and repeat on the left side.

2. Plank with leg raises

Plank with leg raises

Get into push-up position but with your weight on your forearms instead of your hands. Contract your abs, squeeze your glutes , and keep your body straight from head to heels.

Now raise your right leg and hold that position for 1 second. Lower the right leg and raise the left. Continue alternating back and forth for the prescribed time or reps.

3. Crunches with parallel arms

Crunches with parallel arms

Lying on your back, raise your upper body, arms extended and parallel. Then return to the starting position.

4. Weighted hands-to-knees sit-ups

Weighted hands-to-knees sit-ups

While lying on your back, grab the dumbbell and lift it towards your knees, while also bringing these towards the weight.

Exhale and lower your arms and legs toward the floor, keeping your lower back in contact with the mat.

5. Eagle Crunches

Eagle Crunches

Lying down, get into the eagle posture (arms and legs intertwined as in the image). Crunch up, bringing your elbows closer to your knees. Repeat for 10 breath cycles, then repeat on the opposite side.

6. Scissor crunches

Scissor crunches

We will lie on the ground, face up. We have to keep the hands behind the neck or stretching the arms along the sides. From this position we will raise the legs alternately. We will make a vertical scissor movement with them. That is, up and down and in a slow and controlled manner.