Monday, May 21, 2012

heavenly abs

As part of our get fit project we are sharing with you a dreamy ab workout that we love and do everyday! Crunches are important for firming and strengthening your gorgeous abs. In addition to this series, do a total-body strength workout to boost your overall lean muscle mass, and blast fat and calories with a consistent cardio routine (at least 30 minutes, five days a week). Don't forget to follow a healthy diet of tons of fruits and veggies!

1. do 16 standard crunches
2. bring one knee into your chest using your lower abs. holding knee in, do 8 crunches
3. straighten your leg straight up from your hip with toes pointed. do 8 crunches
4. keeping your leg up, straighten the other leg parallel to the ground with toes pointed, completely engaging your lower abdominals. do 8 crunches
*repeat steps 1-4 on the other side, lifting the opposite leg

Finish your heavenly ab workout by holding a plank for 1 minute!
Planks are probably the best all-around abs exercise. They are safe, effective, and efficient. Don't let your hips sag or your shoulders round! Make sure to do it right! Keep your elbows in line with your shoulders and tighten every muscle in your body. . . 

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