Of all the programs I’ve designed for my wife, I would say she comes to me the most for ab workouts. As a physical therapist a good part of my day is designing programs for people that maximize core strength. We’ve decided to share some of our favorite progressions with you in this core-blasting series. Hope you enjoy your quest to a toned, sexy midsection. You deserve it.
Sexy Abs Workout- Workout #1-
Repeat Entire Workout 3 Times
Leg Curls: 10 reps (build up to 15 reps)
Lay on your back with arms anchored above your head. Heels as close to the ground as possible without touching floor. Bend at hips and knees until low back just comes off the floor. Return slowly to start position.
Bicycle Crunches: 15 reps (build up to 20 reps)
Lay on your back with your knees bent. Right elbow comes to left knee, back to center, and then left elbow comes to right knee.
Basic Crunches with Bent Knees: 40 reps (build to 60 reps)
Lie on the floor. Raise your legs, bending your knees at a 90-degree angle so your thighs are perpendicular to the floor, but your calves are parallel to the floor. Suck your belly button into your spine and lift with your abs, not with your neck.
Planks: 2 planks
(30 seconds each with a 30 second rest between each one- 2 minutes total)
Lie on your stomach with your toes tucked in. Press forearms on the ground and lift your body into a straight line. Hold.
Side Planks: 1 plank each side
(30 second plank and then roll into plank on the other side for 30 seconds- 2 minutes total)
Lie on your right side (and then on your left) with your legs straight. Rest your left hand on your hip. Be sure your hips and knees stay off the floor.
Repeat the entire circuit 3 times.
And think of me every time you cough, laugh, move, or breathe tomorrow. 🙂
You’re welcome. 🙂
Make it happen,
By Jared Beckstrand