Monday, April 11, 2011

Show Your Abs Who's Boss!

When I begin to gain weight the first place it goes is my mid section.  Ugh!  I decided that I'm not going to let my abs be the boss of me (only my sister is the boss of me).  About 3 months ago I started doing abs every night before I went to bed.  After 3 weeks I noticed an immediate difference.  My pants were a little bit looser and my confidence was a little bit higher.  Below are 3 midsection moves I do that have helped keep my love for chocolate away from my abs. Enjoy!

PS - The exercise ball I got was from Marshall's.  It was only $12.99.  Marshall's actually has a good selection of small weights and things you can keep around the house to work out with.

The Jack Hammer
 Put the ball under your shins and get into the plank position.  

Bring the ball in using your lower abs.  Do 3 sets of 20.

Lower Back Lift
Put the ball under your pelvis and hang over the ball with your hands on your head.

Lift up and hold for 3 seconds.  Repeat.  Do 3 sets of 20.

This move is the most effective ab workout.  It works the 3 main muscles in your abs all at once.  If you want to challenge yourself add a 2lb weight to each leg.

Basically you pretend like you are riding a bike on the floor.  Keep the legs low.  Do 3 sets of 25.


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  2. You are so cute. I love the "help" from your kitty. Great idea on doing this at night! It's super quick!

    Everything Nonsense

  3. Glad you enjoyed my personal trainer (aka Lenny the cat). He is really into keeping his figure in tip top shape. Ha ha!

    You're right. Abs take 5 minutes max before bed and will make a difference quickly. Good luck and let me know how it goes. Maybe you can give me some ideas on fashionable and functional work out outfits!

  4. Love it Sarah! I'm impressed with the photos...I am still not liking the ones we are doing! I got you on the fashionable workout clothes! haha not so functional though...haha I heart ab workouts :O) and I LOVE YOU!!!




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