Ab Stretches Videos And Instructions

If you're doing ab exercises, you shouldn't miss out on ab stretches.

If you do abdominal stretching as part of a cool down session after your workout, it will help your muscles relax and return to their resting length.

This will help you avoid muscle stiffness and possibly reduce soreness.

Below you'll find two simple ways of stretching your mid-section muscles. You only need to do one at a time.

Abdominal Stretches 1

This is very easy and simple to do. It stretches the entire front part of your body. And if you do it right, it's a very relaxing and satisfying stretch, especially after a hard workout.

Here's the text version of this stretching exercise.

Method

  1. Lie on the floor.
  2. Slowly lengthen your whole body with your toes pointing ahead and your arms reaching over your head.
  3. Imagine making your middle as thin as possible and really stretch out, but not to the point of pain.
  4. Hold that for 20 to 30 seconds.

Things To Watch Out For

  • Don't forget to breathe.

Abdominal Stretches 2

This is another simple stretch.

Below is the text version of this exercise.

Method

  1. Lie on your belly.
  2. Lift your upper body up while keeping your lower body on the floor.
  3. Look ahead.
  4. Hold that for 20 to 30 seconds.

Things To Watch Out For

  • Don't try to look up. Just look ahead. This will ensure you won't strain your neck.
  • Don't stretch to the point of feeling pain anywhere.


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