We all wake up after a good night’s rest and take a look at our abs in the mirror when we go to shower. Our bodies are dehydrated and sometimes appear to be much leaner in the morning. Of course one of the most challenging areas of our bodies to tone up can be the stomach/abs, but now you can wake up in the morning and get strong lean abs with this quick abs workout. You can do this alone or with a housemate / partner first thing in the morning. Make sure that you drink a glass of water before doing this workout and stay hydrated. Remember that abs are made in your workouts but shown in the kitchen. (You’ll need to eat clean to see the best results!)
Grab your yoga mat, and let’s get ready to shred our core!
Warm up set
Hundreds x 30
Mountain climbers for 1 minute
Hundreds x 30
Hundreds – Lay in table top position. (lay face up on the ground, bring the legs to a 90* angle and lift your chest up) Extent your arms and create small vertical movements with your arms.
Mountain climbers – come into a plank position, lift one knee towards the chest and come back into plank position. Repeat with the other knee. To make this exercise more intense increase the speed of the exercise. Now that your core is warmed up let’s move onto the real work.
Each exercise will last 30 seconds, once you reach the end of the set, repeat it once more, then stretch.
double leg raises
single leg raises
double leg circles
Advanced Russian twists
V-ups – Lay down with your arms and legs fully extended. Lift your legs and upper body so that you form a V-shape, lower yourself with control.
Leg raises and circles – laying flat on the ground, lift one or both legs (depending on single or double exercise). For leg raises, lift the leg(s) and lower to the ground, for leg circles lift your legs to the air and draw circles. To increase the intensity of the exercise make bigger circles. If you have any lower back pain, bring the hands into a triangle and place them underneath your tail bone area.
Russian Twists – Sitting up right with your legs bent, join your hands together and twist to the side so that your hands touch the ground. To make this an advanced Russian twist keep your legs in the air. Make sure that you are getting a full range of motion.
Supermans – Lay flat on the floor with your arms and legs extended. Lift your arms and legs off the ground, to make this exercise more intense pause at the top and come down slowly.