Here is a short but sweet workout designed to make your abs burn!! I added this in after my workout the other day and it was surprisingly tough – had me sweating and my abs burning!! The full breakdown is below.
**Set your timer for 10 minutes and perform the following exercises as fast as you can, with good form until time runs out. Another option, instead of setting a timer – complete the exercise 3-4x through.
Tuck Abs – If you have a dipstation or equalizers use that and pull the knees straight up. Or, lying flat on your back, fully extend your arms and legs – hold a weight if you can and try to keep your feet from touching the floor. As you bring your knees in to 90 degrees, start to crunch up, bringing your hands/weight up above your shins – extend back out to starting position.
Overhead Abs – Lie flat on your back, legs extended and knees slightly bent. Hold a weight overhead and as you fully sit up, pulse up with the weight at the top. Return to starting position.
Elbow Plank Dips – Hold your body in a plank on your elbows – dip your hips slightly as you rotate side to side. Pull your core in tight and feel the contraction on the obliques. Each side is one rep.
Russian Twists – Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet placed ﬂat on the ﬂoor about hip-width apart (advanced lift your feet off the floor – making sure you hold the V-sit position throughout). Sit about halfway up and place your hands directly out in front of you – intensify the move by holding a weight. Begin to twist your torso as far to the right as you can while maintaining the angled seated positioning. Twist back to center and repeat on the left side.