7-Day Abs Challenge Workout
Let’s BLAST those abdominals with these six EASY, yet effective exercises. You don’t need any equipment, just a desire to succeed.
Instructions: Do 15 reps of each exercise below and repeat for 3 sets. Take a 10-second rest between each movement and give yourself 30 seconds rest at the end of each set. Good luck, and feel the burn!
Lay on your back with feet elevated off the floor (6-8″). With straight knees, move legs back and forth. Keep shoulders elevated and your chin off your chest.
Mountain Climbers (In Plank Position):
Holding plank position on your elbows, pull your right knee toward your right arm while contracting abdominals. Do the same with left knee to left arm. Feet only touch the ground at starting position.
Lie down on your mat. Bend legs at the knees. Place your hands behind your head, but don’t clasp tightly. You should not be pulling with your arms or hands; let your abs to do all the work. Bend your torso towards your knees. At the top of the contraction, your torso should be at a 90-degree angle with the ground. Repeat.
Begin by laying down flat on the ground. Straighten legs and stretch arms above your head. Tuck knees, pulling them towards your chest. Bring your arms towards your knees in a bent position. Repeat.
Lie on your back with your hand behind your head. Grasp loosely. Bring your right elbow towards your left knee until touching (or almost touching). Repeat with the other side.
Lie down on your back. Bend your knees, creating a v-shape with your thighs. Elevate your upper body and extend your arms perpendicular to your legs. Twist from side to side, holding the contraction for a second on each side. Weight optional.