As we all know by know, summer is just around the corner and that inevitable push to get that summer-bod is here. You may have been trying all sorts of exercises to get that six pack to show, but nothing is working. A misconception is that you can burn all the fat by just exercising, but that is just half the battle. The other half, is diet. Feeding your body with good foods is pivotal for your fitness journey. After all, abs are made in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym!
In this article we will be talking about the best way to optimize your ab workouts. These exercises are targeted to blast your core and make you sweat in a short period of time!... efficiency is key. This circuit can also be done just about anywhere and on anyone’s work or lunch break.
Plank (Including side R/L): 30-60 second each variation.
The most well known exercise done for ab workouts: The goal is to prevent the spine from extending (creating S shape) to maximize your core through the duration of the exercise. Side planks are similar in the sense where you want to avoid lateral flexion of the spine (dipping of the hips) to maximize core engagement. Start your timer…
Dead Bugs: 30 Reps
Aside from giving your core a burn, this exercise is very rewarding to strengthening your spine and back muscles. This core exercise can also improve balance and coordination while relieving lower back pain.
Hollow Body Hold: 30 Seconds
Similar to plank, but done on your back; this exercise is good to light up your core. At this point your abs may feel fatigue but this is a good finisher to really feel the burn at the end of your circuit. The goal is to engage the core!
This circuit runs 3-5 rounds and resting period is 1.5 minutes.
We know at times you can be limited to gym sessions or even not motivated to do a full workout, but these exercises will get you sweating and feeling good. Just reserve 20 minutes out of your day to try these and you will be on you way to bathing suit season.