Sorry to leave you all hanging last week, but things were extremely busy and life took over. Thank you for your understanding, concern, prayers, support, etc! I wanted to be sure to let you know that both my dad and nephew are now home and healthy. Now, let’s get back to regularly scheduled programming with Move It Monday!
Do you want a strong and tight core? Do you want better posture? Do you want abs of steel? Do you want to feel confident in a bikini? Then, all you need is this new fangled gadget to help you achieve the mid-section of your dreams!!!
Errrrr…no. Not that one. We can end the infomercial opening now. Let’s get real with a true workout for the abs for this week’s Move It Monday.
Now, let’s be clear here, you cannot spot reduce any section of the body. It will take a healthy, balanced diet to reduce body fat to achieve a flatter mid-section. Let’s be clear here again. Having an attractive stomach is NOT the be all and end all for training your core. Your core powers practically everything you do! It’s your body’s center. It’s called the CORE for a reason, you know?
I don’t want to leave this important grouping of muscles out of Move It Monday workouts, so I have a goodie of an abdominal circuit to share with you – all using one of my favorite pieces of equipment.
Hopefully the image explains it all but, just to clarify, I’ll go over the details too. This circuit contains 5 exercises (links below). You will do each exercise for 50 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds as you prepare for the next move in the circuit. After the 10 seconds, go immediately into 50 seconds of the next exercise. Each round takes 5 minutes to complete. Feel free to complete 1-3 round for a 5 to 15 minute abdominal workout. Also, go at your own fitness level – so modify the length of each exercise interval as needed.
- Ball Pass
- Ball Roll Outs
- Leg Raise with Stability Ball
- Straight Arm Plank with Leg Lift on Ball
- Alternating Superman on Ball
Have a ball with this one, friends!
Your Turn – Any favorite abdominal exercises with the stability ball? Anything specific you would like me to feature as a Move It Monday workout in the future?