For those who are working on their abs, they often look at all the exercises that are going to work every angle of their abs. After all, who doesn’t want a flat, washboard stomach in time for swimsuit season?! With this being said, those who are doing these exercises, need to realize that you also need to focus on stretching your abs.
Just why should you be concerned about ab stretches? Ab stretches offer several benefits including:
Now that you see the benefits of this, there are several stretches that you can put into your workout routine to get the most out of your ab routine. These can be used before your exercise, as well as after to help with recovery.
Lay flat on the floor, and then lift with your arms, bending your back. This is going to stretch the entire abdominal wall.
Get onto your hands and knees, then bend your back towards the floor. You are imitating a cat stretch.
Using an exercise ball, put your upper body onto the ball and let your arms fall behind you. Then place your feet on the floor, knees bent and let your body relax. This is a great after workout exercise, that helps to really help your ab muscles to go back into place after an intense workout.
Remember, when it comes to stretching, you always want to stretch out the muscles that your workout, including your abs!
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