Category Archives: Abs

Pilates Ab Workout

Pilates is renowned for the amazing results that people achieve when they commit to a strict Pilates regimen. The combination of isometric holds and quick contractions completed in a Pilates movement gives your body a run for its money.   If you are looking to finally gain that 6-pack-abs or strengthen your core like no…
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Some Simple Core Workouts for Women to Do at Home

A lot of my readers are female, and today I want to answer the question if core workouts for women are the same recommended for men. I think they mostly want to know about core workouts for women to do at home, because that's where most moms would like to train. Life if busy with…
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Resistance Band Ab Exercises

Are there any resistance band ab exercises?People often wonder because it seems harder to think of ab exercises that it is possible to do with elastics...

Well, the advice is always the same: think about what you can do at the gym with free weights and cables, and try to recreate the same situation at home with elastics. [...]

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Leg Raise & Hip Raise for Abs Workout

Leg Raise is the ab workout that focuses the training on the lower abs.
The correct form should be the following:

  • Lie down on the floor or on a flat bench, face up
  • If you are on the bench, grab the bench behind your head to find a stable position
  • If you are on the floor, put you arms on the floor (cross position or beside your hips) with palms facing down to find balance
  • Slightly bend your knees and raise your legs till they reach a vertical position
  • Exhale while you do this movement
  • Go back to the start position while you inhale
  • Your feet shouldn't touch the ground during reps (this avoids abdominal relax)


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Home Abs Workout Ideas

I usually go to the gym three times a week, plus I do home abs workout sometimes in the evenings. I can't fit abs workout in my 3 day split routine, if I did abs at the gym it would probably take me 1 hour to finish everything.

But we all know that the maximum duration of a workout shouldn't be more than 45 minutes. [...]

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How to Lose Belly Fat, Hip Fat and Glutes Fat

One of the questions that so many people ask is how to lose belly fat?Here I am going to discuss with you how to lose not only belly fat, but how to target fat loss on those areas where it accumulates more easily.

These three areas are:

  • Belly Fat (for men and women but mostly men)
  • Hip Fat (mostly women)
  • Glutes Fat (definitely mostly women))

It's not because women do something particular, it's just because of our bodies are, together with the fact that we have different hormones that play important roles in gaining excess fat. [...]

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Dumbbell Ab Exercises

Compared to other muscle groups, dumbbell ab exercises are quite limited.There are only two exercises for abs that can be done with dumbbells.

One is for the front abs and one is for obliques:

  • Dumbbell Crunches
  • Dumbbell Side Bends

That's it. [...]

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Dumbbell Side Bends for Oblique Abs

An effective way of training your oblique abs is doing dumbbell side bends regularly.The correct form of this exercise is the following:

  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart
  • Hold a dumbbell in each hand, keep your arms straight on your sides, palms facing your hips
  • Bend to the left as much as you can, till you feel the burn (your body will tell you when to stop)
  • Slide the dumbbells along your legs
  • Don't bend your body forward or backward
  • Return to the straight position (this movement works your obliques)
  • Repeat on the right side


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