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
Something Swanky says
I’m loving all of your workouts! I did this one last night around midnight, right before a late bedtime. I loved that I didn’t have to turn on a video or do bunch of jumping around– I could still do a workout without being noisy and waking anyone up!
Tone and Tighten says
Ashton you totally rock! My wife has nothing but the best to say about you and I’m glad you stopped by. This ab series we’re working on is one of my favorite quick workouts that still leaves you feeling like your time was well-spent. Thanks for the kind comment!
Pearl Ramirez says
OMG! I can’t believe I am already seeing results after a few months of trying these workout program. I’m absolutely happy to have these abs! Thanks a lot for sharing these workout routines. I also want to recommend some routines I have found at Exerciseaholics website.