3 Easiest Ab Exercises for Women Over 50

Kristen Wiig as Annie Walker and Maya Rudolph as Lillian Donovan working out in the park in Bridesmaids (2011)
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Best Ab Exercises for Older Women

Working out at any age is tough, but it gets especially difficult as you get older.

Your body is no longer as agile as it once was, making it harder to do a majority of exercises. But that doesn't mean you can't work out when you get older.

In fact, there are a handful of exercises that were designed with older women in mind. So if you're over the age of 50, but still want those abs of steel, scroll below for the top three core workouts for older women.

Crunches

Crunches are generally the first exercise everyone thinks of when discussing what you need to do to get abs. The great part about them, is anyone at any age can do them. Not to mention, they can be easily modified to better work on an individual basis. If you have a better balance than most people, try standing crunches. If you need a little more support, you can do them while sitting in a comfortable chair. It all depends on your capabilities.

Watch the YouTube video below for a tutorial on various ways you can do crunches!

Planks

Planks are another common ab exercise that all ages and fitness levels can do. They also work wonders for the upper body, though they can be a bit tough on the wrist and shoulders. There are a variety of different ways to modify this exercise, based on your skill level and strength.

Watch the video below for some tips on the best plank modifications!

Leg Lifts

Though leg lifts may seem like a fairly easy ab exercise, they're a lot harder than they look. But anyone can get the hang of them, once you do them often enough. Plus, they work wonders for both your core and your legs.

Watch the video below to discover the right way to do leg lifts!

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