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Workout Wednesday – Lose The Love Handles

By February 12, 2014June 10th, 20168 Comments


Side Plank with Hip Raise – Begin in side plank position. Keep your core tight. From this position thrust your hips up making an arch and back down. Repeat.

Woodchop – Stand with feet hip-width apart and core tight. Hold medicine ball in both hands. Lift the ball over our head toward the right. Next twist your body, bringing your arms down to your left side, as if chopping. Allow your knees to slightly bend in order to increase the ‘crunch’ in your abs. Repeat on other side.

Standing Side Crunch – Stand with feet hip-width apart and dumbbells in each hand. Bring your right knee up your hips, then out to the side. The next step is to touch your knee with your right elbow causing a crunch in your side. Repeat on other side.

Scissors – Lay down on your back with legs straight and arms to side. Bring both your legs straight up towards the ceiling. Lower one leg down until it almost touches the floor but be sure not to. Bring your leg back up and repeat with other leg.

Join the discussion 8 Comments

  • karen says:

    Did you mean 3 sets of 20 for each exericse or to combine 3 exercises in a set of 20 each?


  • Flavia says:

    3 sets of 20 🙂

  • Paula says:

    With the scissors exercise, is it best to try and maintain your lower back as flat along the floor as possible or is it acceptable to let it become raised while doing this movement. I do similar exercises to engage the lower abs and they say to keep your back flush to the floor and don’t let it lift and curve.


    • Anna says:

      Hi Paula,
      yes, try to keep your back flat on the floor. It will be hard once you start to fatigue but do your best. 🙂
      All the best!
      Anna, CPT, FF Specialist

  • Amber Miller says:

    How many time a week should I do this workout for best results while still keeping safe?

  • Sherry says:

    Hi! I have the Amazing Abs videos. My question is that it is broken down into 12 circuits. Am I to do a different circuit every day? The same circuit every workout for a month then go to the next? Or do all 12 circuits all in one day?

    • Anna says:

      Hi Sherry,
      You can work abs 3 – 5 days per week. You can either do the same circuit three times in a row for that workout or do three circuits different circuits once through, whichever you prefer. I would probably do the same circuit for 2 – 4 weeks then move on to the next.
      All the best!
      Anna, CPT, FF Specialist

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