Abdominal Exercises Women: One of the most important abdominal exercises for women are pelvic floor exercises - and women of ALL ages need to do them for lower back strength & great abs. Check this link -
Pelvic Floor Exercises. Womens Core muscles are those attached to the spine from your neck to coccyx at the base. Women of all ages are aware of issues such as posture & balance - these are improved doing abdominal exercises.
Core Strength Exercises
will improve abdominal strength as these muscles are working hard holding you steady in this position (don't allow the backside to drop).
Abdominal Exercise for Women: Ball Plank
How to do this abdominal exercise? Push-ups - bend elbows.
To begin, put ball under thighs – there is less strain on the lower back. As you strengthen, move ball under knees, then ankles. It's important that this is done progressively.
Abdominal Exercise for Women: Hundreds
This is one of our quintessential abdominal exercises for women. Holding this position, pump arms up and down –from knees to floor. Pilates breathing!! Inhale for 2 pumps and exhale for 2. The idea is to do 100 pumps which, it is claimed, Joseph Pilates kept doing into his 80’s. So, should be easy for a woman like you!!
Abdominal Exercise for Women: Single Leg Stretch
This is another one of our quintessential pilates abdominal exercises, a favourite for most women.
Start with head on the floor. Place hands on the left knee and stretch out the right leg, then alternate, hands on right knee and stretch out the left leg. Again, try to get the rhythm of breathing. As you gain strength, lift head, and then more of the upper body off the floor.
Abdominal Exercise for Women: Abdominal Obliques
Keep the legs going as above, but with hands behind head, bring right armpit up to left knee and then alternate– your shoulders move across the body.
2 Minute VIDEO -for intermediate/advanced levels
Abdominal exercises using the ball are extremely effective, and most women love it- great for core strength.
Actually, its the instability of the ball which engages lots of small core muscles around the spine whilst doing abdominal exercises. So be sure to check out our
Stability Ball Exercises
So, if you're a woman who is concerned with all issues relating to core abdominal strength, you'll find this routine perfect. Go girls!!
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Over 50's Workouts
Check out our full body workout DVDs - you're sure to find one that is just right for you. There are 4: Core Strength Exercises, Stability Ball Exercises, Resistance Band Exercises & Stretching Exercises. Click: