Today’s workout is all about your CORE! With bikini season approaching, we thought we’d bring you a great ab workout! You can do this workout right from inside your home! You don’t even need to wear shoes!
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- 20 Second Handstand Hold
- 10 Candlesticks
- 20 Russian Twists
See the video below for instructions and demos of all the movements.
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- Timer (We frequently use the MYWOD app and recommend it to our readers. You can keep track of your workouts, they’ve got How To videos, and of course the app has great timers.)
- Yoga Mat
- Kettlebell, Medicine Ball or any other household item you could use as a weight.
- Be sure to modify this workout to your ability level. Don’t let the movements in this workout intimidate you. You can always change the movements or the rep scheme as needed. You can substitute Handstand Holds for a 20 second plank. Substitute Candlesticks with Sit-ups if needed, and you can always do the Russian Twists without the weight.
Begin the workout with a 20 second Handstand Hold on the wall. After 20 seconds move on to your Candlesticks. For the Candlestick, be sure that you begin this position laying flat on your back. Keep your legs together and straight and gradually lift your legs until they reach the wall. Your butt should come completely off of the ground. Then return your legs back to the starting position, but keep your legs from touching the ground. Try to come as close to the ground as possible while keeping your core tight. After completing 10 Candlesticks, move on to the Russian Twists. Each time your hands touch the ground it counts as a repetition.
You can check out the video below for a full demonstration of all the movements and additional instruction.
Did you catch last week’s SFM weekly workout?