I used to think if I did 100 crunches a night, I would have a six pack. Later I learned that abs are made in the kitchen, but revealed with working every part of them. Sure crunches are effective, if combined with other ab moves, but it is important to work every angle. Not all of us have a super strong core, so today I am giving you a modified ab workout to work every angle of you core (obliques, upper and lower abs).
Complete each move for 60 seconds, with a 10 second break in between.
To do this move: Begin seated on the floor, back straight, feet flat and knees bent. Exhale and curve your belly into your spine. Your stomach should be in a “c” scoop shape. Keep your hands behind your thighs for support and move up and down about an inch in the C curve.
To do this move: Lie on your back, keep your lower back grounded, and lift your legs up (since this is modified, try to make them as straight as you can, but it doesn’t have to be perfect). Reach your right arm across to the opposite side of your left leg, then repeat with your left arm to your right leg.
Pilates crunch (tabletop legs)
To do this move: Lie on your back with your legs in tabletop (or a little higher to modify) with your arms out to the side. Lift your shoulders up to crunch and pump your arms 5-6 times. Lower down. Repeat until 60 seconds is up.
To do this move: Lie on your back and lift legs to tabletop
Plank knee taps
To do this move: Start in plank position (hands directly below shoulders). Lower both knees to the ground and back up to plank position. Try to only move your lower body and keep your upper body steady.
You’re finished! (Not quite) Complete entire series 3 times.
Where will you try this ab workout? Leave me a comment below! I would love to hear from you.