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Video: Indoor Exercises for Losing Weight From the Tummy

Video Transcript

Hi, this is Jeanette with Committed Fitness, and in this video I'm going to show you some exercises that will help you lose weight from your mid section. Now before I demonstrate the exercises, I want to make it clear that a great mid section starts in the kitchen. So make sure you are eating very very clean. If you are eating clean, staying away from excess sugars, alcohol, things of that nature you are going to see results faster than you would if you weren't eating clean. The three exercises I'm going to demonstrate are the stability ball crunch, the bicycle and the plank. First I'll start with the stability ball crunch. What you'll need is a stability ball and you can find at any sports store. It's a great tool because it provides an unstable surface for your abdominal muscles. You're going to place your lower back over the top of the stability ball. You're going to place your hands behind your head, don't pull on your head and you're going to think about bringing your ribs in towards your hips. You're going to shorten that area, very slow and controlled movement here. When you are at the top of the movement, hold for two seconds and then come back to start position. The second exercise is the bicycle, a great exercise for the abdominals as well as your obliques. You're going to start on the floor for this one. Place your hands behind your head but again don't pull on your head. You are bringing your feet off of the floor and you're going to bring your elbow in toward the opposite knee while extending your opposite leg and then repeat on the other side. The third exercise is a plank. This is a stationary exercise. It works the deeper muscles of your abdominal wall. You're going to start on the floor on your forearms. You're going to bring your legs out behind you and all you are doing is holding this position for a set period of time. So you may want to start with 15 seconds and you can go anywhere from a minute plus. Be sure when you are doing this exercise that you are holding your abs in very tight and that you don't drop your hips or raise your hips. You want to stay in a neutral position with your head down. Those are three great exercises that you can do at home that will help you tighten your mid section.

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