Who Doesn’t Want Toned Arms And Tight Abs?
These four exercises are perfect for women over 40 who want to get fit and feel great. All you need is a set of 3-5 lb dumbbells and a little bit of motivation.
1️⃣ V-Sit with Biceps Curls: This exercise targets your biceps and abs at the same time. Sit on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Hold a dumbbell in each hand and lift your feet off the ground. Curl the dumbbells towards your shoulders while keeping your core engaged and your spine straight.
2️⃣ Side Plank With External Rotation: This exercise targets your obliques and shoulders. Start in a side plank position with your elbow on the ground and your feet stacked on top of each other. Hold a dumbbell in your top hand and, keeping your upper arm glued to your side, rotate it towards the ceiling. Lower back down and repeat.
3️⃣ Spinal Balance Crunch: This exercise targets your back and abs. Start on your hands and knees with a dumbbell in your one hand. Lift that arm and the opposite leg off the ground while keeping your back straight. Bring your elbow and knee towards each other and then extend back out. Repeat on the other side.
4️⃣ Dead Bug With Triceps: This exercise targets your triceps and abs. Lie on your back with your arms extended towards the ceiling and your knees in tabletop position. Hold a light dumbbell in each hand. Lower your right arm and left leg towards the ground while keeping your core engaged and your back in neutral. Return to the starting position and repeat on the other side.
Do 10-12 reps of each exercise slowly and with precision. Enjoy the burn!
This is not medical advice. If you have undiagnosed pain or are new to exercise, always consult a healthcare professional before starting this or any new program.
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