The extra cushion in the middle section of the body, the muffin top, is just annoying and it seems difficult to shed that extra pounds gained. However, with extra efforts and focus on the oblique muscles of the abdomen, you can shed the fat and shape your abdomen effortlessly. Include the exercises mentioned here in your daily workout schedule to melt the muffin top and get super flat abs in just a few weeks.
Here Are 6 Muffin Top Exercises For Women:
1. Side Plank Plie
Begin with a plank position. Take your left hand off the ground and extend it straight, parallel to the floor. Cross the left leg over right and balance your body with your right hand. Engage your abs and make sure your right elbow is straight. Bend the knees and do a plie. Shift the body weight to feet and lower the left foot almost to the floor for balance. Lower the left hand and place it just above the left thigh with palm facing the sky. Align the legs and come back to the original plank position. Repeat the same for 10 counts and shift sides.
2. Swimming Motion
Lie down on your abdomen and extend your arms and legs outward so that the body is in X shape now. Raise your arms, thighs and chest off the ground. Gaze the floor to evade neck strain. Raise the right arm to ear level and lift the left leg above the hip without bending the knee. As you lower the right arm and left leg, raise the left arm and right leg. Keep the torso steady as you move your extremities and keep on alternating the hands and legs.
3. Twist Crunches
Lie down flat with knees bent and feet on the floor. Position your right ankle over your left knee and tie up your hands at the back of your head. Lift your head and torso off the ground and push your chest towards the right knee by twisting the torso completely towards the right. Keep the abs tight and return to the original position. Shift sides and do 10 each side.
4. Dead Bug
Lie down flat on the ground with hands and legs fully extended. Raise the legs and bend the knees to form the tabletop position. Bring your hands in front of the body. Stretch them straight such that they are stretched toward the sky, perpendicular to the ground. Straighten your left leg, but do not touch the floor. At the same time, extend the right leg behind the head. Come back to the original position and do the same on the other side. Keep abs tight and back pressed against the floor. Repeat the exercise alternating sides for 10 counts.
5. Leg Raise
Lie on your backside with legs extended and arms tucked to sides. Slowly raise both legs off the floor. Raise the legs straight up, so that they are perpendicular to the ground and form a 90 degree angle with the base. Stay in this position for 30 seconds and return to original position. Repeat the same for 5 counts.
6. Spiderwoman Pushups
Although you being this exercise with the standard pushup, it has an additional step and this will work your oblique muscles. Get into the pushup position. Do the standard pushup. While your chest is nearing the ground, lift the left foot and bring the left knee towards your elbow to form a ninety-degree angle. Come back to the original position by bringing the lift foot to the floor. Repeat the same thing with the other leg.