So many people use the weather as an excuse not to work out, but as the weather’s always rubbish in England, using the weather as an excuse means you probably won’t ever work out.
So today it’s snowing and it’s that cold that I’m even lacking the motivation to go to the gym (yes I’m actually not going to the gym today and no the world isn’t going to end lol). However, that does not mean I can’t do a little home workout.
Why not try today’s ab workout which consisted of:
Russian twist– Sit on the floor with your knees bent like a “sit-up” position. Your upper body should be straight off the ground at a 45 degree angle. In a twisting motion, swing your arms from side to side touching the floor on each side. To make it harder lift your feet off the floor using your core for balance.
Side crunch– Lay on the side of your body, placing your hands behind your head so your fingertips just touch each other as they rest behind your head. Bring your torso up and your side will bend as your shoulder lifts into the crunch. To make this harder lift your leg up as you lift your torso up. Repeat on other side.
Leg raises-Lie on the floor on your back and place your hands to the side, behind your ears or under your lower back for support. Make sure your back stays flat on floor and yours abs are tight. Keep your legs close together and your knees straight. Slowly raise your legs until they are pointed straight up in the air then slowly lower them back to the starting position.
Toe reach– Lie on the floor on your back and lift your legs up so they are pointing to the ceiling. Reach as far as you can with your hands towards your toes.
Plank– Rest your body on your forearms and toes and hold this position. Keep your body in a straight line with no sagging and make sure your bum is not in the air. To make it harder lift one leg 5-8 inches off the floor.
Try and complete as many reps as you can in 30 seconds for the side crunch and russian twist and 60 seconds for the leg raises plank and toe reach. All 5 exercises make up 1 set so aim to do between 4-6 sets.