Blast off belly fat before beach season with an four-week workout routine that works your core to exhaustion, sculpting six-pack abs and a super flat stomach
How it works:
Toning: Do the toning moves ahead in order for the indicated number of reps and sets three days a week on alternate days. Pay close attention to how the exercises and weight of the dumbbells required progress each week. In week four, when the abs routine is most challenging, do it just twice a week.
Tabata drills: Do Olson’s Tabata-inspired cardio workout three times a week: Start with 10 minutes of moderately hard, steady-state cardio of your choice, then do a four-minute round. Complete that steady cardio-and-Tabata combo three times. That’s 42 minutes total. In week four, do the Tabata drills just twice a week.
1. Bodyweight Single-Leg Stretch
A.Lie faceup on floor with arms by sides. Curl head and shoulders off floor, then raise extended arms and legs at a 45-degree angle to start. Keeping upper body lifted throughout, bring right knee toward chest and reach right hand outside of right ankle and left hand inside of right knee. Switch sides and repeat to complete 1 rep. Do 8 to 10 reps.
Sets: 2 to 3
Reps: 8 to 10
2. Forearm Spider Plank
A.Start on floor in forearm plank position, body balancing on forearms and toes, palms flat. Keep hips level and bend right knee out to side toward right triceps. Return to plank. Switch sides and repeat to complete 1 rep. Do 8 to 10 reps.
Reps:8 to 10
3. Balance Chop
4. Sit-Back Twist
Reps:8 to 10
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