Do you feel like you are in a fitness slump? Are you trying to get #shredded for an upcoming event? Well, then this ab challenge is for YOU!
You can start this ab challenge at any time and the only thing you will need is a yoga mat (or anything you can lay down on)!
This 30 day plan aims to strengthen the ab muscles while getting the flat stomach you’ve been wanting.
Okay, it’s time to get down to business!
There are 5 exercises you will be doing over the course of the 30 days:
The first day will start with only toe reaches, hip dips, and a 30-second plank.
Each day we will be adding on something from the previous day, whether that be extra reps, a longer plank, or an extra ab exercise!
Start by positioning your body to be in an “L” shape by laying flat on your back and raising your legs to be 90 degrees from the floor.
Raise your arms straight in front of you and then crunch to reach the tips of your fingers to your toes.
When performing a crunch, press your lower back to the floor and squeeze the abs as you reach up to touch your toes and roll back down to the starting position.
This is my all time FAVORITE ab exercise!! It gets me so excited.
Start in a plank position.
Use your oblique ab muscles (the muscles on the side of your stomach) to rotate your hips from side to side.
Go as close to the floor as you can without touching it as you press your hip down on each side.
Make sure to not use the lower back when rotating and keep the upper body still!
Start by laying flat on your back and place your hands lightly behind your ears.
Bring the opposite knee to elbow while pressing your back into the floor to do one bicycle crunch.
Then do the other side and continue until you have finished your reps!
These are KILLER for those oblique muscles when done right.
Ugh scissor kicks. These ones BURN so bad but make me feel SO GOOD after doing them.
Start by laying flat on your back.
Bring your legs straight out and go as low as you can go – SUPER DUPER IMPORTANT to make sure your lower back is still flat on the floor, if it starts to lift, you have gone too far.
Then cross one ankle over the other and continue doing this for the full set!
Bonus Tip: You can place your hands underneath your glutes for extra help!
Alright, who doesn’t love a good plank?! This one will really strengthen the abdominals as we increase our time holding them every couple of days!
When doing a plank, your elbows should be directly under your shoulders and legs about shoulder-width apart.
To make a plank easier, widen your feet past that.
Keep your body as straight as possible and remember to BREATHE while holding these!
I’ve definitely caught myself not doing this before and have to actively think about it.
AND THAT’S IT!
You can do these ab workouts ANYWHERE and it only takes a couple of minutes each day!
I can’t wait for you to start this ab challenge!
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