Indoor Workouts | Abs
Yes abs are made in the kitchen, but they’re also made from hard work.
Legs: check. Arms: check. So what are we moving onto now? Our abs. We’re warning you – get ready to feel the burn! If there’s one thing we know about working out we know that it’s important to give your body a break after exercising it. This means that while it’s perfectly okay to focus on one specific area of your body when you’re working out, it’s important you don’t focus on that same area day after day…it needs time to rest. Not only does working out the same body part every single day tire it out and increase your chances of injury, your body also needs time to rest to really feel muscle. So don’t worry…just because you’re taking a break from that body part doesn’t mean you’re not going to get the results you’re looking for. Because of this we’re focusing on each part of our body separately in this workout series and working on our abs today. It’s true what they say – your abs are made in the kitchen. In order to achieve flat, toned abs step one is paying attention to the sorts of food you eat and eating healthy as often as possible, then comes step two: putting those abs to the test with some workouts. In order to keep our endorphins flowing and our body in shape, here are some Indoor Workouts | Abs.
Get into normal plank position, or try a plank with your knees on the ground, and hold yourself in this position for as long as you can. Repeat this 3 times.
Lie on your back with your head resting on your hands and your legs bent. Crunch and twist your body so your left elbow meets your right knee. Lower back down. Then crunch and twist your body so your right elbow meets your left knee. Repeat this motion 30 times and complete 3 sets.
Lie on your back with your legs bent at your hips, feet pointing towards the ceiling. Reach your fingers up to your toes as you crunch your abs and left your upper back and head off the ground. Lower your body back down and return to a flat laying position. Repeat this 20 times and complete 3 sets.
Lie on your back with your arms at your sides and your head and upper back lifted off the floor. Begin to lift your legs up towards the ceiling in an alternating pattern so your legs resemble scissors, don’t allow them to touch the floor. Do this as many times as you can in 30 seconds and repeat this 3 times.
Begin by lying down with your arms extended above your head. Lift your legs and upper body up off the ground, extending your arms out in front of you past your legs as you do so. Your body should be in the shape of a v. Lower back down and return to your original position. Repeat this 15 times and do 3 sets.
Start in a seated position. Lift your legs off the ground and bend them slightly while leaning back a bit so your abs are engaged. Begin twisting your body back and fourth to the side while your legs remain hovering in the air. Do this as many times as you can in 30 seconds and complete 3 sets. Kick it up a notch by holding a dumbbell while you complete this exercise.
Side Plank Leg Lifts
Start out in a side plank. Take the leg that’s on the top and lift it up towards the air. Return it back down. Repeat this 14 more times and complete 3 sets. Then do the same thing with the opposite leg.
Begin in plank position. Take one of your legs and, using your abs, bend it forward so your knee comes to your chest. Straighten it back out behind you and return to your original position. Then do this same move on the opposite leg. Do as many of these as you can in 30 seconds and complete this set 3 times.
Lay on your back with your legs bent at your hips so your feet are pointing up towards the ceiling. Slowly and with control lower both legs down to the right side. Then lift them back up. Next, lower your legs to the left side. Bring them back up. Repeat this 15 times in each direction and complete this set 3 times. Make sure your abs are engaged the entire time.
Lay on your back with your arms bent, head resting in your hands and your knees bent. Crunch up and return back to the ground. Repeat this 20 times and complete the set 3 times.
*If you need further explanation or would like to see an actual demonstration of any of these exercises, you can always find them on YouTube!*