Fitness Friday: Easy Abs

Fitness Friday: Easy Abs

Happy Fitness Friday Loves! 

Let's talk about abs (because we all want those!)

First thing first - abs are made primarily in the kitchen. Which is why OMG Detox is such a vital part of a healthy diet along with exercise. Along with decreasing bloating, increasing energy (and adding a boost to your workout) it is also vitamin packed to fill your system with nutrients it needs. 

But in workout terms, what can we do to get them in shape? It's easy - but probably the most disliked part of any workout regimen.

Here are a few ideas: 

Planks - old school, but they work. Try to hold and release (like a pulse) while staying in the plank form for a new take on the standard plank. 

Side planks - lean on one arm with your elbow and shoulder aligned. Try moving your hips up and down to do a sort of dip to add variety to the side plank. 

Side raises - you can use a standard kettle bell or weighted plate. Place in one hand and simply crunch your side while standing and use the weight to add resistance. Alternate sides after each set. I did 3 sets of 15 reps on each side with a 25 lb weighted plate. *Make sure to crunch as far as you can and when pulling up, try and go to the other side to stretch your core as effectively as possible. 

Ab crunch machine - this one is done at a gym with a standard crunch machine. Try 3 sets of 15 at 50 lbs resistance. 

Sit ups - OK, we all know how to do these. But they still work! Try to sneak 100 into a workout. (They are relatively quick to do)

Have an amazing weekend,

Alexa.

February 19, 2016 by Alexa Martens
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