Ozark Christian Living

Family Life & Homemaker's Guide

Abdomen Toning

Walking Program

She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.  Proverbs 31:17

Toning the Tummy:   below are some exercises for toning the stomach muscles.

Crunches with leg raises: Lie with back and hips flat on the floor,  hands clasped behind head, chin pulled down toward chest, tummy muscles pulled in:

  • 1st set of 25
    • Left knee bent
    • Right leg straight, with toes flexed
    • Lift toward ceiling, raising right leg to 45 degree angle, exhaling
    • Lower chin and right leg, inhaling
  • 2nd set of 25
    • Left knee bent
    • Right leg straight, with toes flexed
    • Lift toward ceiling, raising right leg to 90 degree angle, exhaling
    • Lower chin and right leg, inhaling
  • 3rd set of 25
    • Right knee bent
    • Left  leg straight, with toes flexed
    • Lift toward ceiling, raising left leg to 45 degree angle, exhaling
    • Lower chin and  left leg, inhaling
  • 4th set of 25
    • Right knee bent
    • Left leg straight, with toes flexed
    • Lift toward ceiling, raising left leg to 90 degree angle, exhaling
    • Lower chin and left leg, inhaling
  • Pull knees into chest, clasping arms around knees for the count of 25

Crunches with both legs raised:  Lie with back and hips flat on the floor, hands clasped behind head, chin pulled down toward chest, belly button pulled in, both legs at 90 degree angle, toes pointed:

  • Lift toward ceiling, hold for 2 counts, release, and lower.
  • Do four sets of 25, resting in between sets with knees pulled into chest.