5 minute flat abs
Today's treat is a 5 minute ab workout video brought to you by Cassey Ho from Blogilates.com. I never recommend workouts that I have never tried and today's is no exception. Cassey is an amazing pilates instructor and has a fantastic catalogue of workouts FREE to view (and join in too!!) on You Tube. So click on the link here and join in - 5 minute flat abs
NB: Lets be real, there is no way that we can get flat abs in 5 minutes or even after 5,000 situps, but these moves will certainly target those abdominal muscles over time!
Here are the 5 moves, just in case you can't get online;
- Leg up crunches
- Double leg lift
- Criss Crosses
- Reverse Crunches
- Single Leg Jackknives
Crunch to the beat -Standing Abs (alternative)
Can't get down on the floor? No problem, we can work the same muscles standing(same 5 minutes apply!!)
-Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulders-width apart, toes facing forward, and hands supporting your head (just like to do in a basic crunch lying down)
-. Engage your abs as you tilt your pelvis forward as if you're trying to bring your belly button to your spine and your hips up to your chest.
-Then, tilt your pelvis backward to stick out your butt as you bring your shoulders back and chest forward. Return to starting position to complete one rep
Remember we are crunching to the beat, so why not choose one of your favourite up-tempo tracks on your ipod and groove with the moves (feel free to change your arm position too) . N.B if you are doing this one at a bus stop with headphones on, I can't guarantee that you won't get some strange looks!! LOL