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Abs Workout for Women Exercise: Plank
**Julie's Pro Tip: Focus on form! Don’t drop your hips or raise your butt.
Abs Workout for Women Exercise: Barbell Wipers
**Julie's Pro Tip: DO NOT use a weight bench for the abdominal barbell wiper ab exercise! It is far too easy to actually fall off the bench. Instead, the floor is the best choice. If you find that using straight legs makes this ab exercise too difficult, you can bend at the knees and allow your feet to come closer to your glutes as you complete the ab barbell wipers.
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Abs Workout for Women Exercise: Ball Pike Ups
Ball Pike Ups are an advanced ab exercise that is sure to test both your core strength and upper body strength. Begin by bringing a stability ball close to your feet and placing one foot on top of the ball. Then move your hands forward and bring your second foot up on the ball to bring your body to an evaluated plank position. Keeping your core engaged, draw your legs in and upward to bring your hips as close to overhead as possible. With control, return to the initial elevated plank. When you include this specific abs workout for women exercise, you will be strengthening way more than just your core! Complete 10 Ball Pike Ups.
**Julie's Pro Tip: If you are not ready for this full abdominal ball pike up, modify it by bending your knees and drawing them into your chest. You will still be working the core but with less strain on your delts.
Abs Workout for Women Exercise: Side Plank Pulses
**Julie's Pro Tip: If you have an elbow or wrist injury you may find it helpful to balance on your forearm instead of fully on your palm when you are completing this portion of the abs workout for women.
Abs Workout for Women Exercise: Crossfit Butterfly Sit-up
**Julie's Pro Tip: When you are trying to do these crossfit butterfly setups quickly, there is a tendency to allow your lower back to arch off the floor and use momentum to carry you upwards. Don't do it! That places a strain on your lower back and does not allow your abs to fully engage. To complete this crossfit butterfly sit-up safely, keep your lower back firmly pressed to the ground and sit-up in a controlled manner. Don't compromise form just to get this part of the abs workout for women done quickly!