Fab Summer Abs!

Forearm Plank

  1. Place elbows shoulder width apart
  2. Legs straight, pressing back through the heels, engage hamstrings.
  3. Keep your navel pulling deep towards your spine, ribcage closed, shoulders engaged and avoid arching your lower back.
  4. Hold position for 30 seconds to 1 minute, Gradually holding it for longer periods of time.

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Forearm Plank with hip drops

  1. From your forearm plank, step your feet together, pressing inner thighs against each other.
  2. As you inhale pivot on your toes to drop your hips to the left.
  3. Exhale to come back to center, repeat other side.
  4. Make sure your shoulders remain stable throughout the rotations so that your abdominal wall is isolated.
  5. Do 10 reps (1 full rep is a drop for each side.)

Reverse Crunches

  1. Lie flat on your back, arms alongside your body with palms and shoulders firmly pressing down.
  2. Lift both legs to vertical, knees soft.
  3. Exhale to lift your tailbone of the ground. Inhale to slowly release hips down.
  4. Keep the movement slow and controlled. Neck relaxed.

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Leg Changes

  1. Lie back flat, hands lightly behind your head, elbows wide.
  2. Lift your shoulders off the ground. Legs to tabletop (knees above your hips and shins parallel to the ground)
  3. Keep the shape of your legs as you inhale lower right toes towards the ground, while keeping lower back stable and flat on the mat.
  4. Exhale using your abdominals pull leg back to tabletop. Repeat on the other side.
  5. Do 10 reps (1 full rep is a drop for each side.)

Hamstring Pull

  1. Lie flat on the ground, lift right leg up, left leg extended in front hovering over the ground.
  2. Grab the back of your calve and pull your chest up off the ground as you engage your abdominals.
  3. Keeping the height of your chest, inhale to switch legs, exhale to pull leg towards you.
  4. Keep the breath and rhythm steady. Repeat for 10 reps.

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