Has the winter weight collected around your waist? Target those muffin tops with a few fat melting exercises!
Bend left knee into chest as right leg extends out almost parallel to the floor and right shoulder turns into knee (keep elbows open wide and avoid pulling on head), pulsing shoulder and knee closer together twice.
Return to starting position and continue, alternating feet and arms each rep.
Keeping your knees bent, lift one leg up behind you until it is in line with your body and your foot is parallel to the ceiling, almost as if you’re kicking someone standing behind you (thus the name, donkey kick).
Reverse the motion by lowering the leg. Switch legs after each set.
Drive your right knee toward the outside of your right elbow by lifting your leg and bending your knee.
Return to the beginning position.
Alternate and Repeat
Lower to a pushup, keep abs tight and back straight.
Straighten your arms to return to start.
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 for 60 seconds. If you can’t make it to 60 seconds, hold for 5 to 10 seconds and rest for 5; continue for 1 minute.
Be sure your hips and knees stay off the floor. Repeat on the left side.
SIDE LYING LEG RAISES
Start on your side with your legs extended, pointing both feet. Place your top hand on the ground in front of your abs and your supporting arm under your head. Make sure your bottom leg stays extended for the duration of the series.
Lift your top leg up as high as you can and hold for 10 counts, then lower it down.
Repeat on the other side.
SETS: 3 per side
Pull in your tummy and lift your legs up, pointing your toes to the ceiling.
Slowly lower both legs half way down and hold for 10 counts and lift back up again.
SETS: 2 per side
TOE TOUCH TWISTS
Here is the twist – you are going to then touch your left toes with your right fingers and then do the reverse- touch your right toes with your left fingers.
Reach up and touch your toes
Return toward the starting position
Lie on your back with hands by your side, knees bent and feet flat on the floor (under the knees)
Press your feet into the floor as you tighten your butt and abs, and lift your hips up to create a straight line from knees to shoulders
Hold the position in good form (tense the core, trying to pull your bell button back toward the spine) aiming for 20-30 seconds
Lower yourself back down to the floor
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