Anywhere Ab Exercises

June 20, 2017

Hi! First of all, remember me?! I promise I am going to become more consistent with posting. Bear with me people; I’m still trying to figure out this whole blog life thing! But, what better way to start off a summer blog post than with ab exercises?

Life has been like a sprint these last few weeks, between wedding planning, baby shower planning (for my sis in law!!), my job, nesting in our new home, traveling, it’s been a whirlwind, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. And I’m going to be honest, when I get a minute to just chill, I chill (even though I should actually be writing blog posts, blog planning, researching, etc.) Baby steps! ?

So, with my current nonstop schedule, I have been trying to fit in my workouts randomly, which kills me. I am not a random-type person. I like routine. A LOT. Chris and I are creating a home gym in our garage, and it’s proven to be so convenient, when A) I don’t want to leave the house or B) I must get my workout in FAST! We currently have a couple of wall balls, a TRX band set-up (get ready for some workouts!), jump ropes, dumbbells, and a few more items. We are constantly adding things to the list; our next purchase is going to be a set of kettle bells. Lastly, we have a few rubber mats on the floor and this is where my favorite go-to ab exercises come into play.

Photo cred: Melissa Fay Photography, Sports Bra: Athleta, Tank: Lorna Jane

I personally incorporate abs into EVERY workout; everyone is different, so do what works for you. The best part of these exercises is you can do them ANYWHERE, literally anywhere. The first two exercises target the lower/stubborn as hell abs while the others are core strengthening exercises. So, grab your mat and let’s get to it!

30 Pulse-Ups (Lower) – Lie on your back with your arms directly to your sides – palms facing down. Now, lift your legs high in the air and begin pulsing, as if you are pushing something up with your feet, using your lower abs.

Leggings: Alo Yoga, Shoes: Lady Foot Locker

30 Scissors (Lower) – First, lie on your back. Then, place your hands palm-down by your sides; your arms should be stationary throughout the entire exercise. Next, lift your legs so your heels are about 6 inches from the ground. Move your legs in a scissor motion.

30 Lying Windshield Wipers (Core) – Lie on your back, legs in the air, arms in a low-V or T position, palms facing down. Slow and controlled, move your legs side-to-side, holding them together like they are a windshield wiper. Lower enough to each side where you do not twist your hips or lose your hold completely. This is a very controlled exercise and your obliques will love you!

Elbow Plank – 1 Minute – First, lie on your stomach with your toes tucked in. Press your forearms on the ground and lift your body into a straight line. Do not let your hips sink!

*Repeat 5 Times*

Tip: Use ankle weights for these exercises. I typically use 3 pounds on each leg.

I am constantly trying to find new go-to ab exercises. Send me your favorites! I would love to hear them.

Have a great week, everyone!

By Kate

1 Comment

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    Mc

    The balls are great for ab workouts, could be done at work even like I attempted last week ?

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