4 Mins to Solid Abs

Abs…abs…abs… It’s Spring time and “rock hard abs”, “pilates abs”, “tight tummy”, “slim middle”, “sexy abs” are once again all the rage. Yes bathing suit season is coming but it is so important to keep these abs all year round as they are truly our body’s power house- the connecting unit between the lower and upper extremities. Crunches or planks? Well what do you think of as core? Do you think only of your stomach? Do you only look at the front of your bod in the mirror and skip the back? Well then crunches may work for you…but I choose a well rounded approach. Your “core” is compromised of your stomach, obliques, back and glutes…yes much more than just that “pooch” to worry about now. Moreover, let’s go beyond the visual appearance and into stability. A solid core not only helps increase your strength in your overall fitness routine but also helps in everyday activities like proper posture!

My favorite exercise to do myself and with my clients is called “planks around the world”….I can hear all my clients whining :). Yes they are a challenge but it is only 2 minutes of work! You can do anything for 2 minutes! These are a great day to start and end your day, reminding your body of proper posture. I know everyone’s mornings are cramped but set your alarm just 2 minutes earlier and you can squeeze them in! Get the full series in for 4minutes!

Let’s get started!

Hold each of these exercises for 30 seconds…you can also watch the video by clicking on the link below

2 Mins to Solid Abs

Front Elbow Plank

Front Elbow Plank

Left Side Elbow Plank

Left Side Elbow Plank

Back Elbow Plank

Back Elbow Plank

Right Side Elbow Plank

Right Side Elbow Plank

Front Full Plank

Front Full Plank

Left Side Full Plank

Left Side Full Plank

Back Full Plank

Back Full Plank

Right Side Full Plank

Right Side Full Plank

No excuses! You can do this anywhere and pretty much anytime! No gym or equipment needed.

Eat Healthy. Do Healthy. Be Healthy.

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