It’s summertime...and if you’re a foodie like I am, there’s probably some love handles you’ll like to get rid of! Honestly, I say just embrace it. However, if you are looking to tighten your core, here is a quick 25-minute workout routine to get you the toned stomach we all want!
15 Bent-Leg Jackknifes
Grab a set of 5 to 10 pound dumbbells and lie on your back with the weights held together overhead and your legs outstretched, feet together. Engage your core and keep your lower back pressed against the mat as you simultaneously bring your knees into your chest and raise the weights up overhead, reaching toward your ankles.
15 Straight-Leg Raises With A Hips Lift
Lie on your back with your legs outstretched with feet together. Bring your arms along your sides and press your palms into the floor. Keeping your legs as straight as possible, engage your core as you lift your feet straight up over your hips. Raise your hips up off the ground to stretch your toes toward the ceiling. Keep your core tight as you lower your legs and hips back to starting position.
15 Ab Bikes
Lie on your back with both knees bent at a 90 degree angle and feet raised. Bring your hands behind your head and open your elbows to the sides. Lift your head and shoulders up off the floor. Bring your left knee in and extend your right leg as you twist from the waist to bring your right elbow to your left knee. Bring your upper body back to center and repeat with the opposite leg.
15 Cross Mountain Climbers
Get into a hands plank position with your shoulders over your wrists and your body in a straight line between your head and heel. Bend the left knee and bring it in toward the outside of your right elbow. Return to starting position and repeat on the other side.
60 Second Forearm Planks
Contract your abs, tuck your toes to lift your body (forearms remain on the ground). Your body should be in a straight line from head to heels. Hold for 60 seconds or as long as you can.
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