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4 Ab Exercises to Get You Ready for Summer

Happy Fitness Friday!

We all want a flat stomach and most of the time the lower abs can be the hardest to strengthen.  Here are my favorite moves to do just that.  No gym or equipment needed!  All you need is a smooth surface and a paper plate/paper towel.

(From left to right, top to bottom)

1. Plank.  There is nothing better than a simple plank to work those abs.  Make sure to squeeze your legs together to engage those lower abdominal muscles.

2.  Abdominal roles!  Role to one side without letting your arms or legs touch the floor.  Come up into a pike position.  Repeat to the other side.

3.  Plate pikes.  For a beginner version, bend your knees instead of performing the full pike.

4.  Knee to elbow plank.  From a downward dog position, lift one leg up in the air.  Bring the same knee forward to your elbow.  Extend it out to the side and return to downward dog.

 

Also, please ignore the puppy helping me. She will work out with me often 🙂

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2 comments

  1. Great post! Thanks. Some of those are new to me. I think we’ll have to put off Glen Ivy so I have a few more weeks to do these exercises. 🙂 Ha ha.

    Amanda

    “I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me.” Psalm 13:6

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