Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Abs for Fitmas!

Last week, my workout schedule allowed me to able to participate in my friend Donloree's Fitmas Challenge again. The challenge was a core workout. Since I'm all about abs (who doesn't want a 6-pack?!), I was excited to give it a try!

The workout looks like this:

  • 50 crunches
  • 15 push ups
  • 1 min plank
  • 30 secs side plank each side
  • 1 min bridge
  • 15 push ups
  • 1 min plank
  • 30 secs side plank each side
  • 50 crunches
  • 1 min raised plank
  • 2 mins bridge
  • 50 crunches
As always, I modified it to suit my needs and removed the push ups from the plan.

The first time I did the workout, I realized it required some pre-homework, as I didn't know what a bridge or a raised plank was. I did some quick googling and made some educated guesses. I was fairly accurate in my guesses when I double checked the exercises on youtube the following day.

I really enjoyed the workout! My abs were burning - love that feeling! My glutes and hammies fell asleep during the two-minute bridge, but that may have been due to the 45 minutes plyo workout I'd just completed before doing the Fitmas routine.

I did the routine twice last week and once so far this week. The coolest thing is that J incorporated it into my workout plan so now it's a part of my formal training plan!

Do you like training abs? What are some of your favorite ab exercises? Did you try this routine? If so, I'd love to hear from you in the Comments section!

5 comments:

  1. This sounds like a challenge. NEW is fun! I shall try this. Great blog!

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  2. I love training abs, but my core isn't as strong as I'd like to, I contribute most of my training toward that over the strong movements. Excited to try this plan!

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  3. I love training abs. I might try the routine you posted since I will be working the core today. I find planks very hard, and have a tough time even holding them for 30 seconds. My favorite ab exercises are: being on top of the ball and rolling it in and out and weighted reverse sit ups and v-sits. These really help me to really focus on my lower abs.

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  4. I hate training abs because they are weak. HAH! So in reality I think I like training abs. It was a bit of a killer workout, wasn't it? :D

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