Crunch Time

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You may not realize it, but your core is your body’s center of power and you use these muscles for almost everything. When your abs are sore, don’t you notice how even a small laugh or getting out of your seat engages the core? See, I’m not making this up!

Ab workouts will help you gain balance, back stability, and improve posture. Not to mention, it will help you look foxy in a bikini this summer!

As a runner, I aim for 2-3 ab workouts a week. It’s important to me that I incorporate this into my training because it improves my running posture and muscle strength, which all contribute to making me a better faster runner.

It’s crunch time!!

Ab workout #1

1 min Full Sit Up
1 min Bicycle Crunches
30 sec Left Oblique Crunch
30 sec Right Oblique Crunch
1 min Reverse Crunch
1 min StarFish Crunch

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Ab workout #2

1 min Hanging Knee Raises
1 min Russian Twists
1 min Hanging Knee Raises
1 min Bicycle Crunches
1 min plank

Ab workout #3

30 sec leg raises
30 sec toe touches
1 min plank
30 sec leg raises
30 sec toe touches

 

Feel the burn!

xoxo Andy

2 Comments

Cara-Mia

Ok you have killer abs so I have questions: do you do ONE of those workouts 2-3x/week or do you do all three at once 2-3x/week?

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fitandyy@gmail.com

Aww thanks! Yes, ONE of these workouts 2-3x/week. There is no way I could do all three in one workout, geez that would be rough!

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