Week 2 : Flex Your Abs - Day 1 HARD-Core Exercises

Week 2 : Flex Your Abs - Day 1 HARD-Core Exercises

Skip the crunches. This week, our focus shifts to core strength with unique exercises to target your abdominal region.

Flex Your Abs : Day 1 - Hollow Rocks

Benefits:

  • Core strength can improve your balance. Specifically, core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony

  •  Without core strength, you are more susceptible to poor posture, lower back pain and muscle injuries. Strengthening the core muscles can help improve back pain.


How to:

  1. Lie on your back, legs and arms extended - keep legs and arms tight and flexed.

  2. Push your lower back to the floor, while lifting the arms and legs at the same time, keeping the core pulled in and tight to create a bowl in your center. The body should remain tight and rigid in this half moon or “hollow” position.

  3. In this “hollow” position, rock back and forth, like a see-saw leaning toward your feet while trying not to move any joints. If this exercise is too strenuous, start with just a HOLLOW HOLD. Keeping the lower back pressed against the floor, just hold the hollow position for 10-15 seconds. If you can keep your hollow positionPerform this exercise 10X. Focus on your core, without releasing it during the entire set.

Flex Your Abs : Day 2 - Sliding Pike Exercise

Flex Your Abs : Day 2 - Sliding Pike Exercise

Far-out Flexibility: Day 5 Straddle Stretch

Far-out Flexibility: Day 5 Straddle Stretch