My core. I hate my core. I think most girls do too, so I am working on strengthening it, getting leaner and stronger and hopefully it will help my back too (I’m pretty tall so I suffer with a bad back a lot so I am hoping this will be a two birds, one stone situation)
Firstly the golden rule of working out, especially with abs is as follows
It’s a myth that 2,000 fast-paced crunches a day will leave you with a washboard stomach, rather slow down for more effective results, and build up to doing more quality crunches.
Quality over Quantity!
I am going to be trying out these exercises at the gym tomorrow!
1. Spider-man plank crunch
Start with a traditional plank position, with your forearms straight or on the ground and your body perfectly straight. Bring your right knee to your right elbow, then return to the plank position, then do the same on the left. That’s one rep. Try to do 10 on each side
2. Bicycle Crunch
Lie on your back, hands behind your back with your legs bent at 90 degrees. Change sides sides by bringing your right elbow towards your left knee then your left elbow towards your right knee. Try and hold the crunch for two counts, it’s harder and it’ll burn but that means it is working! In the words of Britney, “You better work, bitch”
3. Cross Crunch
Lie on your back and starfish, make your body look like and X. Keeping arms and legs straight, bring your right hand towards your left foot, then your left hand towards your right foot, lifting your head, neck, and shoulders off the ground. That is one rep, try to to do 10
I am going to be doing just those 3 for now, cos baby steps
I better not catch a cough any time soon because I fear my abs may hurt a lil this weekend!