Stomach Skin Tightening Exercises
Regardless of losing weight from a surgery or diet and exercise you run the risk of having excess skin left hanging around. The skin that had been stretched by the increasing number and enlarging fat cells under skin and muscle is now unable to recoil to its former shape. That is especially true if you are middle aged or older.
Like a rubber band that has been stretched many times won’t go back to its original length, skin that has been in an excessively stretched state for years will have lost some of that ability as well. Here are some effective stomach skin tightening exercises that will help you firm and tighten flabby, loose or sagging stomach and tummy skin.
Regain Some Elasticity Through Exercise
Exercises will help the skin to regain some of the elasticity that seemed to have been lost. Vitamin C is also helpful in producing collagen and may be beneficial to stretched skin. The microfibrils and collagen fibers that give skin its elasticity can break through prolonged stretching.
Those elastic fibers that did not completely break will still function tightening the skin. Through exercises, muscles will tone up and tighten. This will, in turn, have a tightening effect on the skin just by pulling it closer to the muscles.
Exercises That Focus On Abdominal Skin Tightening
Several skin tightening exercises have been hailed as capable of restoring the tissue to its former shape. Be sure you are healthy enough for any exercises before you start.
The following positions require you to lie flat on a mat or floor.
Lift your legs straight up into the air. Hold your legs in the air for the count of ten. Then, slowly return the legs to the floor, again by a ten-count. Repeat these twelve times and increase it to twenty times after a week. This will tone your abdominal muscles.
Knit your fingers together behind your head. Bend your elbows toward your body. Lift your shoulders in a crunch position and ride your air bicycle by touching your knee with your opposite elbow and your repeat on the other arm and knee. Alternate those movements for twenty repetitions.
Lift your legs straight up toward the ceiling. Slowly try to lift your pelvis off the floor but keep your legs up in the air as you are doing this. Lift the pelvis slowly off the floor by tightening your abdominal muscles. Then slowly lower your pelvis again. Repeat these twenty times.
Some Would Rather Do Yoga
The Cobra Pose concentrates quite intensely on the abdominal muscles. Lie on the floor, face down. Your legs should be as far apart as your hips are wide. With your hands under your shoulders, push up slowly so your elbows are straight. Then lift your head and upper body off the floor. This will arch your back slightly. Hold this position to the count of ten, and then lower your upper body to the floor again. Do ten or more repetitions of this.
There are many Yoga positions and exercises available to help tighten the skin on your abdomen. Make sure to stay hydrated when pursuing good tone because it aids all the major bodily functions. Also consider using a body firming lotion like Skin Tight®. Skin Tight® helps re-hydrate tissue to improve elasticity as well and tighten - making it an excellent compliment to your stomach skin tightening exercise regimen.