Apr 262012
 

Ask joefitness: “What is an awesome 10 minute ab routine that I can do at home? PS Make it burn!”

Okay! Here you go!

Tomahawk Crunch
Laying on your back with your legs straight up in the air with our hands starting on the ground behind your head, move your arms to the right side of your legs lifting your shoulder blades off the ground, return back to the starting position and do the same for the left side. Repeat.
Make it really burn: Hold a light weight with your hands. Don’t cheat by swinging your arms!

Reverse Crunches
Laying on the ground with your legs straight up in the air and your arms to your sides, push your hips off the ground. Try not to swing your legs, keeping the whole motion under control.
Make it really burn: Hold your hands out in front of you instead of laying on the ground.

Butterfly Sit-up
Starting laying on your back with your heels together and your knees pointed away from your body, your hands resting on the ground behind your head, sit all the way up and touch your feet with both hands. Try not to swing your arms forward.
Make it really burn: Hold a light weight with your hands. Again, don’t cheat by swinging your arms!

Your workout
Complete each exercise for 45 seconds. Beginners drop it down to 30 seconds. Get as many reps as possible without cheating. Complete three rounds and it will burn!

  2 Responses to “3 Ab Exercises That ‘Make It Burn!’”

  1. [...] Written by joe on May 3, 2012 in Featured Getting abs isn’t all about just doing crunches and situps. Your abs are just a small portion on your core muscles. So forget the crunches (for now) and focus on these three awesome core exercises! Bird Dogs Starting on your hands and toes, touch your right elbow on your left knee, and fully extend your arm and leg. Make it Burn: Hold on to a light weight (3 or 5 lbs) while you complete the whole exercise. Side Plank with Reaches Starting in a side plank position, reach your free hand underneath your body as far as you can. Complete the movement by extending your arm above your body. Make it Burn: As with the bird dogs, grab a light weight and complete the whole exercise. Toe Touches Start on your back, reach your right hand and left leg to meet over your body. You should keep your hips on the ground and lift your shoulder blade off the ground to touch your toe. Make it Burn: Just like the two above you can hold on to a light weight while you complete the exercise. If you liked this post you’ll LOVE this one: 3 Ab Exercises That ‘Make it Burn!’ [...]

  2. I’m going to try this, thanks so much for sharing! :)
    A link to this post will be in the HLB Newsletter. :)

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