Saturday, September 15, 2007

If you want washboard abs...

My super secret fitness guru challenged me to the following 6-minute Ab workout...for anyone out there needing some pointers...

Start with 30 seconds of center crunch (just a regular crunch).

Then follow that with 30 seconds right crunch (if your hands are on your head…you can try to let your right elbow touch your left knee).

Then 30 seconds of left crunch (you should get the picture)…

The second half is like this…30 seconds of “bicycles” which is pretending to peddle a bicycle with your feet while alternating moving your elbows (hands still on head) to each knee…you look like a drunk 2 year old on this one until you get it down, but when you do…look out cuz it hurts.

The final two are “ups and “up and outs”…the ups are simply raising your legs as high as you can (try to get those truthful hips off the ground each time…again for 30 seconds) and then up and outs are when you go up…hips off the ground…and then stick your legs straight out in front of you without letting them touch the floor.

We started this with only going 1 time through, but once the soreness starts to die down, you can do it for the whole 6 minutes (that’s 2x’s through for the mathematically challenged).

2 comments:

Karl said...

Haha, we did that in Lifetime Wellness (aka PE) last year.

Oh, and..that picture's a bit disturbing.

Casey Family said...

Hey Karl! I know, I fuzzed out the face to protect the innocent.