GET THAT BIKINI BODY WITH THIS 15-MINUTE CRUNCH-FREE AB WORKOUT
Want a firmer and toner waistline yet are simply bored by traditional crunches? Try this 15-minute workout that is going to dig deep into your core and knock the breath out of you. Say goodbye to muffin top and you’ll be on your way to that dream bikini bod.
You literally turn turtle here! Lie on your back with both bent up with your hands clutched around your head. Rock your body back and forth in the clockwise direction for half a minute, and finish the rep in the opposite direction. This workout is great to firm up your abs and sides, and definitely your go-to natural tummy tuck. Trust us, the soreness will certainly set in soon after.
This move not only works on your core, but also builds strength in your arms, shoulders, lower back and thighs. Starting from a plank position, bring yourself to a push-up position and lower your body back into a plank. Take note of your form. It’s going to be tough at the start, but try your best to avoid swaying and remember to keep your body and back straight at all times.
One good way to get rid of your love handles is to work on your obliques. With your back on the ground, and your legs propped at an angle where your feet are comfortably grounded. Your goal is to reach for your right ankle using your right hand, and vice versa. Ankle touches are also good for improving posture. Your core does the work so avoid using your neck or back.
Apart from strengthening your abdominal muscles, mountain climber is a great cardio alternative to burning fat. In short, cardio is going to cut out the excess flab around your waist. From push-up position, lift one foot up and bring your leg forward. Do the same for the other side. Turn up the intensity by moving faster. You should look like you’re running on the spot. If you still aren’t feeling the kick, you might want to consider other variations here.
You might want to catch your breath here before repeating the circuit all over again. But in all seriousness, the Russian Twist is going to target your entire torso and lower back. Anchor your heels on the ground at a ninety-degree angle while seated. Lean back, but keep your back straight. Twist your waist from side to side. Your arms shouldn’t be moving. Challenge yourself by lifting your feet off the ground or include a dumbbell or medicine ball of your choice.
Simply repeat the circuit for 15 minutes. Just a heads up though – you’re not going to get defined abs, but getting that smaller waist will no longer be a distant dream! Ramp up your cardio routine such as running and skipping to get rid of the flabs fast.