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Circuit Workout: Tone that Tummy!

One of the top requests I get from people is for ab exercises.  You’ll notice I don’t usually say “ab” I say “core.”  When I think “ab exercise” I think regular old crunches or bicycles.  I’m not saying these aren’t good exercises, but your “core” is truly everything from your shoulders to your kneecaps, so “core exercises” are more comprehensive, challenging, and better for overall strength and stability.

I use planks as the foundation for a lot of core exercises, so three of the four exercises today will involve the plank position.  Below is a video to demonstrate the moves, including modifications to make them a little easier for the beginner to intermediate FH&B follower.

*NOTE: a short way into the video, something funky starts going down with the lighting and my webcam…I wasn’t intentionally shooting a strobe light on myself in case you get curious, working on getting that fixed 😮

Try these exercises as a core circuit after a cardio workout 2-3x per week.  If you’re working out at home, a dumbbell works fine in place of the weight plate I used in the overhead oblique-twist exercise.

Perform these four moves back to back for 10-20 reps each (for the side planks that’s 10-20 on each side, you can do it!) and take a 30-60 second rest between circuits.  Repeat 4x.

Enjoy working on your “situation”…and comment below to let me know how it goes!

Circuit Workout: Tone that Tummy!