If you lose a lot of weight, it can leave behind excess skin, especially around your tummy. You have done the hard part of losing weight, but loose skin is very common after losing weight and it can be difficult to get rid of it yourself.
The good news is that there are some strength training exercises that combined with a healthy diet and cardio, it can help you burn excess fat and tighten the skin on your stomach.
We’ve compiled a list of our five favorite exercises to tone your tummy and leave you with a solid middle section in no time! Focus on 15-20 reps with each exercise.
Legs Up Straight Arm Crunch
This exercise is great for toning up those upper abs, and ladies if you feel like challenging yourself a little more, grab yourself a dumbbell to make this is a little more difficult.
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Start on your back with your legs in the air, 90 degrees from the floor. Then with straight arms, or holding your dumbbell, curl your shoulders and upper back from the floor using your core strength and abs whilst reaching towards the ceiling.
Hold this for a moment and then slowly lower yourself back to the starting position. During this exercise, make sure that your arms are straight and your legs are up for the entirety of the exercise.
Lying Leg Raises
This one is to work on your lower abs and these lying leg raises will help to tone the area and help tighten up the skin.
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Begin by laying on your back with your legs up at a 90 degree angle to your upper body. Start by lowering your legs to the ground, whilst trying to keep them as straight as possible. Then, once your legs are about to touch the ground, lift them back up to your starting position.
This air bike exercise is another exercise performed whilst lying on your back. Start by putting your hands behind your head, elbows bent and knees slightly pulled towards you.
Next, use your core and abs for support and curl your shoulders from the floor and pull your left elbow to touch your right knee. They should touch, or nearly touch. Alternate by pulling your right elbow to your left knee and continue to switch for 15 to 20 reps.
Now ladies, pelvic thrusts are another great exercise for your lower abs.
Similar to the lying leg raises, start by laying on the floor, legs up at a 90 degree angle to the ground.
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Keeping your legs up in the air, gently lift your pelvis using your core and abs, then lower yourself back down.
Don’t be fooled by the side bridge now ladies, it may seem simple, but it is a vital exercise if you’re wanting to strengthen those obliques.
Begin by laying on your side and using your elbow and forearm to hold your weight. Form a straight line with your body by raising your chest and stomach off the ground and then hold this stance for as long as you can.
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