Category Archives: ab workout

9 Days of ABmas – Day 9: Hanging Leg Raises

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First off….Merry Christmas to all my readers. I hope you guys had an awesome time with your family and friends 🙂 My favorite part was watching the kids face as they opened their presents. So worth it! Their excitement fills me with so much joy, that not many things compare to that 🙂 It’s true, being around kids, you will forever be young 🙂
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9 Days of ABmas – Day 8: Alternating Ab Heel Touches

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I have to say, this isn’t the MOST challenging ab exercises you might have done, but if you did it for long periods of time, it can cause your muscles to get pretty sore. This exercise targets the upper abdominal and the obliques. They are infact a great exercise to do if you are working on toning your oblique muscles.
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9 Days of ABmas – Day 7: Leg Climb Crunches

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leg climb crunch

This workout is a variation of the typical crunches, only harder. This workout pushes you to keep your shoulder blades up, in the air, for a longer time, which in turn pushes your upper abdominal muscles to work. And if done right it works great for lower abs as well. For this workout to effectively work your lower abs, remember to suck in/contract your lower ab muscles while performing the exercise. This will help in intensifying the workout, and will prove to be more effective.
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9 Days of ABMas – Day 6: V-Ups

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v-ups

I LOVE this abdominal workout! Why? Because it works both the upper and lower body at the same time and saves me time! It also works the lower back muscles and strengthens them. If you try to hold this pose on your way up, it works the thighs as well. I typically do 50 of those everyday.
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9 Days of ABMas – Day 5: Lower Back Extensions

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No ab exercise routine is complete without these. Your back is an essential part of the core and needs to be worked regularly to increase strength in the spine and surrounding muscles. This will help to increase endurance and the back’s ability to coordinate movements. It also helps with toning the gluteal muscles too. Now who doesn’t want a strong back and toned glutes?!
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9 Days of ABMas – Day 4: Spiderman Plank Crunch

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spiderman plank crunch

What I love most about this particular ab exercise is that it is a compound movement. It targets many different muscle groups at the same time giving you a bigger bang for your buck. This single movement involves not only a great core and oblique workout, but also gets your heart rate up and, ultimately helping you burn more calories. This is indeed one of the most effective ab workouts!
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9 Days of ABMas – Day 3: Reverse Crunches

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reverse crunches
We all know that the lower abs are the hardest to train and take the longest to get defined. There’s an old saying that abs are made in the kitchen. So this holiday season make sure to get enough cardiovascular exercises in order to burn the fat that you will be consuming in the form of sweets, cakes, candies, etc 🙂 And yeah, go easy on those sugary goodness 🙂

Also focus on doing the right type of ab exercises. One of my favorite exercise for lower abs are the REVERSE CRUNCHES.
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