I have been experimenting with various ways to warm up the entire body and have found one method that really seems to get the entire body hot and ready for my workout. Using your warm up to train your abdominals will ensure you put a lot of attention on the almighty core. A strong core is vital for reducing stress on joints and is extremely important for childbearing.
For the next 4 weeks, I challenge you to add onto three of your FBL workouts, this circuit of exercises and let us know how much your abs are popping after 4 short weeks.
Example: DAY 1, DAY 3 & DAY 5.
Here is the warm up:
Medicine Ball Double Crunch
- Make sure to get the glutes and shoulders
off the floor, and squeeze the medicine ball.
Side-plank with Hip Dip
- The higher you get those hips, the more
you are engaging those obliques. When you
dip, make sure your hips almost touch the floor.
- This one is tough! Start with straight legs and
slowly bring you knees to try to meet the elbow.
Think about doing a side crunch off the ball.
Repeat for a total of 3 sets
For more great abdominal exercises, see Abdominal Exercises For Women