Fitness & Exercises 

Summer Body Warrior Challenge – wk1 abs

5 minute ab blast - IMAGE - Women's Health and Fitness magazine
Tone your tummy for summer with this five minute ab workout!

First: set your watch for 5 minutes
Perform the following exercises in their order as many times through for five minutes without stopping. Bring on abs!

x10 toe tap
x10 crunch
x10 jackknife
x10 heel tap


Toe tap - IMAGE - Women's Health and Fitness magazine

Toe Tap 

1. Lie on your back on the floor.
2. Point your legs and arms to the ceiling
3. Lift your shoulders towards the ceiling and try touching your toes
4. Ease back down slowly as you inhale.
5. Repeat


crunch ab blast - IMAGE - Women's Health and Fitness magazine

Crunch

1. Lie on your back on the floor.
2. Bend your knees.
3. Place your hands behind behind your head
4. Lift your shoulders towards the ceiling using your abdominal muscles and pause at the peak.
5. Ease back down slowly as you inhale.


jackknife-ab-blast

Jackknife

1. Lie flat on the floor with your legs straight.
2. Extend your arms straight back behind your head.
3. Exhale and as you do so, raise both your arms and legs to meet at the top of the jackknife position.
4. Inhale and lower your arms and legs to return to the starting position.
5. Repeat


heel tap  - IMAGE - Women's Health and Fitness magazine

Heel Tap 

1. Lie flat on the ground with your knees bent.
2. Extend your arms down toward your feet and raise your head and shoulders off the ground.
3. Tap your right hand against your right heel, then your left hand against your left heel.
4. Keep your head and shoulders off the ground until all repetitions are complete.

Tip: Pull your belly button toward your spine and lower back toward the ground.

 

NEXT: Complete your week with cardio and strength workouts 

Words and workout by Sheena-Lauren, images by Damien Bowerman Photography

 

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