Hate exercising in the icy weather? We've whipped
up an ab-blasting workout you can do in your so-toasty living room.
Whether you're snowed in or just don't feel like
these moves will help you land fab abs fast. Repeat this series a few
times a week, toss in some more cardio and you'll shrink your midsection
by New Year's Eve.
Lay on your back, with your arms out, bending your knees to
a 45-degree angle. Keep your abs tight and your shoulder blades on the floor
while you lower your knees down to the floor. Bring your knees back up to
start. Lower to the right side. Repeat for 15-20 reps on each side
Opposite Arm/Leg Raise
Start in a pushup position. Simultaneously lift your left
arm straight out as well as lifting your right leg straight, making both
parallel to the floor. Lower back to start. Repeat on the other side. Continue
for 10-15 reps on each side.
Start in a plank position, forearms against the floor, feet
together. Keep your arms in place, while twisting your lower body, using your
feet as a pivot-point. Twist your lower body as far to the left as you can
without moving your upper body. Return to start and repeat on the other side.
Keep going, for 15-20 reps.
Start in a pushup position. Bend your right knee, bringing
it in toward your left elbow. Keep your abs tight and your body straight. Return
to start. Repeat on the opposite side, bringing your left knee in toward your
right elbow. Continue for 15-20 reps on each side.
Cardio is crazy-important to cinching your mid-section. Jog
up your stairs 5 times (be careful!) in between each set of exercises to get
your heart rate up.
BY ALYSSA OH ON 12/15/2010 1:00:00 PM
POSTED IN weight, fitness, self-esteem, healthy you program, sports