Stretch properly to warm up for ab workouts. Learn about abdominal exercises in this free fitness video.
Hi. I' Kyle Brayer and this is Kerry. Today we'll be going over an in home abdominal workout. You'd like to start out with a series of jumping jacks followed by some squats just to warm your body up. Next we're going to have Kerry on her stomach here on the mat. We're going to work on stretching out that core region before begin any exercises. She's going to come up into a cobra stretch. She's going to push up with her palms and this is going to help stretch out the back and the abdominal region. She's going to keep her neck in an align position and her shoulder rolled back. She'll hold this position for about 15 seconds, breath in through her nose, breath out through her mouth, trying to relax, and then she's going to release, and go back down to the ground. Take a couple of deep breaths and then she'll push up once again. The important part here is keeping the abdominal region nice and tight. Keeping the elbows locked out and the shoulders rolled back, and breathing. Breath and release. And back down to the mat. Next stretch she'll be doing is a stretch for both the back, so the spine and abdominal region. She's going to come up to all fours on her hands and knees. This is called a cal stretch and Kerry's going to roll back, working on that back, breathing through her nose, and then she's going to push down into the opposite, rolling her hips back and up, and her shoulders back once again, breathing her nose and out through her mouth. And now she's working on the abdominal region. And one more time. She rolls up, breathing, and then back down. And you'd like to perform each one of these exercises between two and five times making sure you're breathing and then when you're done, we'll be ready to roll into our in home Ab workout.
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