Basic Tummy Exercises


Have a look at incredibleladies.com to find info on counts and repetitions. Introducing a stretch for the back and tackling the upper tummy muscles with crunches and the lower ones with leg raises. Suitable for beginners to do at home.

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25 Responses to “Basic Tummy Exercises”

  • patdeval:

    hi Rika, i just show your exercise, they r just gr8!!! I just want to know that, I am having big tummy but it is just soft muscle and stretch marks because of my pregnancy which was 18 month b4. Still I am struggling with my tummy to loose weight. So is this excercises going to help me? like to hear your reply. thanks

  • BoogersBehold:

    thanks for the support and thanks for the comment about me bum.

  • IncredibleRika:

    Hehe, yeah… real brutal.
    Ladies, apart from the water and the clothing advice he is doing quite a few bits wrong, but watch him anyway: He is quite cute, and nice bum ;o)

  • BoogersBehold:

    Check out my workout on my channel. It’s brutal but the results are amazing!

  • IncredibleRika:

    Thank you, you are very welcome. Let me know how things go and to figure out some details.

  • indi8742:

    I really appreciate it . you are the best instructor i have ever seen.

  • IncredibleRika:

    Dear Udani, I will catch up with you in an email, that’s easier and I can write more. Once we figured out what you can do I will post the outcome for others to catch up on, if you are happy with that.

  • tsw92:

    Dear Rika i have already sent you an e mail anyway im only 53Kg 5’3 and im 22 years of age.however i have this huge tummy which is only in the middle part of the body i can’t understand why it happens because it looks quite unusual.and ugly too coz i cant wear any sort of t shirt with this and now im sick of my whole life looking forward your kind reply

  • tsw92:

    Dear Rika im only 53kg and my height is 5’3 but i have a huge tummy in the middle part of the tummy which looks quite unusual i would like to get an advice from you please help me i have already sent you an email.

  • IncredibleRika:

    Have fun with it – tummy muscles don’t like training and need a bit of teasing. So keep it up!

  • mayaa86:

    hi rika…today i hav seen these exercises for the very first time….cz nw i got really upset cz of my tummy…i will start this basic tummy exercise and will tel u….anyways thx for giving me hope lol

  • IncredibleRika:

    That is very good! You are doing quite a bit of exercise. Keep it up and have a look at the leg video. It helps the leg muscles and the fitness as well. And remember to give your body a rest! Have a look into the weight exercises you can do at home using a bag and something heavy (flower, nuts,..) Every bit of muscle will help to keep fat down.

    I have to lose a bit of fat at the moment for a photo shoot and I’m writing an article. Have a look at IL site tomorrow – it might cheer you up :o)

  • gundu206:

    thanks madam. but im 24 still.. that weight is too much i thnk.. thts why i asked… and daily we go for a walk for 40 to 45 mins… and i dont go for gym….. in home only i do exercises….

  • IncredibleRika:

    Oh, forgot: On Incredible Ladies you can find a page on counts and everything on the right hand menu under ‘General’ – ‘Tummy’ . The videos are linked in there as well.

    And under legs is a video as well. I am planning for more videos this summer so stay tuned. And you may want to have a look at the nutrition section as well. If you like send me an email via feedback, here character count is restricted.

  • IncredibleRika:

    … It gets easier when you get older. For some reason from 40 or so fat goes away there easier but accumnulates more around the waist. It’s not possible to control where the fat goes. You can balance your body by trying to lose fat allover and build up the shoulders. That is what I did. Have a look at the Incredible Ladies website – link is at the video description. You find articles on how to train shoulders, legs, and what to do if you don’t have a gym and need to train at home. 2/2

  • IncredibleRika:

    Don’t go by time but by counts. Then you can measure your improvement better. E.G. Single crunch – 12 times, 3+1 crunch – 12 times, 4up+hold&dip crunch-12times. Small break, and the same again. Do that 3 times (sets). Well the lower tummy you hold for as long as you can, break, and again. 3 sets altogether. If you can do more than 12 repetitions altogether then you are too good. You should move on to the advanced! Thighs… difficult! Am a thigh girl myself. See next comment as well…1/2

  • gundu206:

    thank u madam, for a quick reply…. i did yesterday the same exercise for half an hour continuously. so im nt doing today and again i start trmw.. is tht ok? then anothr thng i wnt to knw, tht is there any ecercise to reduce the thighs… if there will u please inform me.. im 70 kg. i wnt to reduce a lot. and my ht is 5.3″ pelase do reply

  • IncredibleRika:

    If you do it right without cheating, then it is enough to do it 3 times a week. Your muscles need a rest between exercises to recover and grow. So the same muscle should not be trained within the next day at least. Choose a number of repititions which power you out. When you get better have a look at ‘Advanced Tummy’ and slowly incorporate. Have a look at ‘Advanced’ anyway – the first half incorporates the ‘basic exercises’ again and explains a bit more.
    Let me know how it goes! xx

  • gundu206:

    thanks for the video… one doubt for me… these exercise whc u showed in this , how long we hve to do in a day? will u please advise me..

  • IncredibleRika:

    You are very welcome. Hope it helps!

  • queenbottle:

    thanks for the quick reply, i thought you’d ignore it haha, ill try working on the tips you gave me, and looking forward to your next video !!! thanks again rika =)

  • IncredibleRika:

    … and in addition to below: Think about some shoulder exercises. If you go to the IL website select ‘Sport’ from the left menu, and then ‘Shoulders’ from the right menu. There is a section ‘No Gym’ it gives some ideas how to train at home without proper weights. A bit weird but it works. I am working on a stretching video at the moment, but will need a bit more time. So keep an eye on the place: I think that could help you as well. All the best for your training!

  • IncredibleRika:

    When you crunch then the neck is NOT rolled to the chest. Don’t pull it in with your hands. Imagine a stick fixed between shoulder blades sticking up for the head to rest on. You are basically looking to the ceiling throughout.
    This is an exhausting position for the neck, thus hold it with your hands in position. Only bring hands to front for the one bit where it is needed, hold head nice and straight and then put hands back to give it a rest. While tummy is tense the neck is always relaxed.

  • queenbottle:

    i don’t know if there is something wrong with me, but when i do abz workout e.g crushes, my NECK hurts like CRAZY and it becomes to stiff
    am i doing something wrong?????????

  • rubiexox:

    like the first excercise reli worked for me can’t thank u enough ;) thanx

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