Here are three moves that you may not be using in your current workout routine. I am pretty sure you have heard of the side plank – and we all know – it is very challenging. I have two others here that once incorporated into your fitness regime you will see a difference. I’m often asked how many reps to do…I have found that when there is a number that you are working toward – the form and intensity of the move are not quality. I’ve implemented a new way to perform various exercises, and it’s simple. I will do whatever move it is in either 30, 60 or 90 second intervals. This way it maximizes the effort, I can focus on the form and get the most out of the entire movement.
Without further adieu here are the challenging new ab moves for you!
Lie on your right side with your legs straight. Prop yourself up with your right forearm so your body forms a diagonal line. Rest your left hand on your hip. Brace your abs and hold. Be sure your hips and knees stay off the floor.
Lie face-up on the floor with your legs and arms straight. Hold your arms straight above the top of your head. In one movement, simultaneously lift your torso and legs as if you’re trying to touch your toes. Lower your body back to the starting position. (If this is too difficult, you can bend your knees and pull them toward your chest instead).
Stand and hold a medicine ball or dumbbell with arms extended straight out in front of you and a natural bend in your elbows. Rotate from side to side and use your core (your abs and hips) to control your movement.