Do you have 3 minutes? Coz 3 little minutes is all you’re gonna need for this quick, abs workout. Why should you care? Coz it’s going to…
♦Boost your metabolism ♦Make you feel AWESOME ♦Help you get rid of belly fat
OK, I’M IN.
Planks can be performed on the hands, elbows, or on the side. There are many options for all levels. Keep the following in mind:
Place supporting hands/elbows directly under shoulders.
♦Lift and brace the abdominals to maintain a neutral spine.
♦Avoid letting the hips and abdominals sag.
♦Engage glutes and thighs.
♦Keep head in line with the spine.
♦Keep shoulders away from ears.
If pain is felt in the low back, stop the exercise and check with your doctor to see if planks will help you strengthen a weak core or if an alternate exercise would be best for you.
Start on your back with your hands behind your head. Lift your right knee toward your chest with your left leg straight and lifted a few inches up. Lift your upper body up. Draw your knee to the opposite elbow, alternating sides.
Here are the steps to performing Criss Cross:
1) Start lying on back with your legs long and straight up towards the ceiling.
2) Engage your abs and lower your legs on the diagonal. Bring one ankle over the other and switch in a criss cross motion working your thighs and lower abs.
So… How that went for you? Personally… My abs are on FIRE! And that’s just awesome.
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