Lets talk ABS.
Summer is on the way this side of the world and the great rush to sculpt a bikini ready body is on. Even If you’re further north and looking at the wrong end of winter there’s no reason you can’t have awesome abs all year round 😛
Adding a set of ab exercises to the end of a workout is great to not only work another part of your body but burn just a couple more of those pesky calories!
Remember that killer abs are made in the kitchen AND in the gym so eating clean and healthy is a must. In keeping with the gym side of the equation, here’s an Ab workout to start building those killer abs.
To keep it simple, we don’t want to just hit a bunch of crunches and be done, we want to workout our lower, upper and sides (obliques) evenly.
Do the following three exercises 3 times:
20 Russian twists
6kg Medicine Ball/Kettlebell – sit on the ground next to your weight with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Grab the weight with both hands and lean back slightly until you feel your abs engage and take your feet off the ground. This is your starting position. Now lift the weight in a smooth arc from one side of your body to the other, just touching the ground at the end of each rep.
20 Sits ups
Lie on your back with your knees bent and you feet flat on the floor. Place your arms straight out so your fingers are touching your thighs. Activate/tense your abs and curl your body up as you slide your hands along your thighs towards your knees. Pause for a second then slowly lower down to the starting position.
10 Leg Raises
Lay flat on the floor and place your hands/palms down next to your bum. Engage/tense your abs and raise your legs while keeping them as straight as possible up to a 90-degree angle. Pause for a second and then slowly lower back down.
Article by Mon – M.B Harper
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