Best Ab Workouts for Women at Home in Dubai: 5 Exercises for a Strong Core
With the pandemic still a reality, there are many restrictions impacting where and how we exercise. With temperatures soaring in Dubai, it’s often difficult to justify working out outdoors. Fortunately, there are many effective ways to exercise at home that don’t require any equipment. Here are 5 of the best ab workouts for women in Dubai.
Exercise 1: Plank
The plank is a great, no-equipment exercise anyone can do at home. To start, get into a push up position, but bend your elbows and rest your weight on your forearms instead of your hands. Hold your body in a straight line from head to heels and engage your abdominals. Make sure you don’t let your hips drop or rise, and hold this position for 25-30 seconds. Work your way up to 1 minute for each plank.
Exercise 2: Elbow Plank Twists
This exercise combines the traditional plank with a twister move to engage your core abdominals even more. Begin in the elbow plank position with your elbows pointing out. Bend your left knee, then twist your body to bring your left knee across to the side of your right elbow. Return to the centre and repeat with your right knee and left elbow. Alternate for 30-60 seconds.
Exercise 3: Side Plank with a Leg Lift
Begin in a side plank position with your feet stacked on top of each other and your right elbow under the shoulder. Make sure your shoulder is directly over the elbow. Lift the top leg up, flex the toes and hold this position for 5-10 seconds. Lower the leg and repeat on the other side. Repeat 8-10 times on each side.
Exercise 4: Bicycle Crunches
Lie on your back with your hands behind your head and your legs bent at a right angle in the air. Bring your left knee towards your chest and twist your upper body so your left elbow meets your knee. Then, return to the starting position and switch sides. Continue cycling your arms and legs for 30-60 seconds. This is an excellent exercise to help strengthen your core.
Exercise 5: Russian Twist
Sit on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Lean back so that your torso forms a V-shape with your thighs. Put your hands together in front of you and twist from side to side to bring the sides of your arms towards the floor on either side. Twist 10-15 times on each side.
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These 5 exercises can help strengthen and tone your core, and with consistent effort, you can achieve an impressive set of abs that makes you feel proud. Make sure to follow a healthy diet and stay well hydrated, and you’ll be ready to show off your new abs in no time!