Ab Sculpt Circuit
Ab Sculpt Circuit
I am always looking for new workouts to sculpt my abs. I tried this one last week and you better believe I'm still sore. Needless to say, I had to share it so you can join in on the fun. Get tight and toned in just 8 moves. This is a circuit designed to work every inch of your core. What you will need: A set of weights (I use about 12 lbs) and a yoga mat. Get ready to sculpt!
Complete circuit 1 twice, take a 1 minute break. Complete Circuit 2 twice, take a 1 minute break. Repeat. (Gives you a total of 4x per circuit).
Circuit 1 (repeat 2x):
Weighted Russian Twists
With feet raised or planted on the ground, twist side to side with your upper body. Try to control each movement to really target your core muscles. Breathe through each move. Repeat for 20 reps on each side.
Raised Leg Crunches
Plant your back flat on the ground and raise your legs straight up in the air. Hold one weight in your hands directly above your head. Crunch up with the weight towards your feet. Repeat for 20 reps.
Weighted Full Body Crunches
Lay flat on your back. Hold a weight in each of your hands and stretch out your body on the mat so your arms and legs are fully extended. Breathe out and crunch your arms, and legs toward each other and raise your shoulders above the mat. Breathe in as you return to your fully extended position. Repeat for 20 reps.
Lay on your back with hands by your sides and your feet just hovering above the ground. Use your core to life your legs parallel to the floor and lift your booty off the mat. Breathe out during this motion. Return back to hovering position and repeat for 20 reps.
Circuit 2 (repeat 2x):
Start in a plank position. Pull your knee to your chest as if you are running with your hands planted on the mat. Repeat on opposite side. Complete 20 reps on each side.
Wide Leg Sit-ups
Lay on your back with arms extended over head and your legs spread wide. Complete a full sit-up with your legs flat the entire time. Tap your hands between your legs and return to extended position. Complete 20 reps.
Start laying on your back, with your arms holding the back of your head. Pull one knee to your chest and your opposite elbow to your knee. Extend each side and repeat with opposite knee to elbow. Complete 20 reps on each side.
Lower Ab Toe Taps
Lay on your back with your knees at a 90 degree angle. Slowly tap one heel to the ground using your lower abs. Bring it back to the 90 degree angle and lower the opposite heel to the ground. Breathe out during each lowering motion. Breathe in as you bring your leg back up. Repeat for 20 reps on each side.
Repeat entire workout 2x.
*Consult a doctor before performing any of these exercises.*