Are you hard to the core? Try out this quick, no-equipment workout for strong abs in no time! It only takes five minutes, so let’s get sculpting that core.
Flat abs, six packs, a chiseled core. These are the things most people dream of, right? Well, news flash, not everyone is meant to have a defined, tight midsection. But…
I challenge you to look beyond the vanity of a six pack and realize the true value of having a strong core. Your core is your powerhouse. It’s literally your CORE! You need it to be strong to help with all kinds of things from running and weight-lifting to simply standing up with a proud, graceful posture.
This workout is the little routine to engage your core, but make sure you’re practicing mind-to-muscle connection and active breathing throughout it.
Now let’s get to the workout 🙂 !
Toe Touch Crunch Leg Drop:
Lie on your back with your legs lifted vertically as straight as possible. Place your arms behind your head, elbows wide, thumbs supporting the back of your neck. Keep your elbows wide and perform a crunch. Think about lifting your chest to your toes and make sure not strain your neck. In the peak of the crunch, drop one leg until it’s parallel with the ground. Lift it back to starting position, lower your head back down, keeping a small hover, and repeat, alternating which leg you drop each time.
Lie on your back with your legs lifted vertically as straight as possible and your hands flat beside you. If you need more support, place your hands in a triangle under your tailbone. Lower your legs until they make a 60 degree angle with the ground, hold, lower your legs until they make a 30 degree angle with the ground, hold, then raise your legs back to a 90 degree angle and hold. Repeat for the interval.
Helicopter Leg Lifts:
Lie on your back with your legs lifted vertically as straight as possible and your hands flat beside you. If you need more support, place your hands in a triangle under your tailbone. Criss-cross your legs until they’re as parallel to the ground as you can get them, then criss-cross them back to start. Repeat for the interval.
Resting your weight on your pelvis, lift opposite leg and opposite foot, like you’re swimming. Try to keep your legs and arms as straight as possible. Repeat, alternating legs and arms for the interval.
Rest on your tailbone, shins parallel with the ceiling, as flat as possible like a table. With your hands in “Charlie’s angel position” rotate your torso to one side, rotating your shoulders as much as possible. Return your shoulders to facing forward, hands lifted straight above your head, and repeat on the other side. Alternating sides, repeat for the interval.
Let me know…
What are your thoughts on “six-packs” and “flat abs”?
What is your favorite thing to do when you need to center yourself?
Did you do anything fun over the long weekend?
Enjoy the moment,
xoxo Meah <3