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6 Minute Workout For A Seriously Strong Core

By August 3, 2018workout

6 Minute Workout For A
Seriously Strong Core

I’m going to give it to you guys straight: if you want great abs, it’s going to take more than a few crunches each day. But the Supermodel Stomach is absolutely achievable, and no, you don’t have to subsist on raw greens to get it! But if I hear one more celebrity say they get their sexy, sculpted stomachs by simply ‘chasing their kids’, I’m going to freak. Because guess what — they’re full of it!

Getting the super stomach you want is going to be tough, but I’m here to help. This workout is going to rock you to the core (pun intended), and shred your abs. If it’s your first time doing this routine, I don’t expect you to get through the whole thing without any breaks. In fact, I’d rather you really push yourself and need a break, rather than complete a sloppy version of the total workout.

I recommend adding this series into your fitness routine 1 – 2 times each week. As you get stronger and are able do more of the routine, your abs will reflect the results. And when people start asking how you got that sexy stomach (because they definitely will), direct them here! Share your secrets with everyone you know, build your community of fit friends, and help motivate one another to be better than yesterday.

I guarantee that after a few weeks of doing this workout, everyone will be shocked at how strong you are, envious of your rock solid core, and itching to start sculpting their own stomachs ASAP!

EQUIPMENT + OVERVIEW
EQUIPMENT //

 

+ Valeo yoga mat or soft surface
 
WORKOUT STRUCTURE //
This routine is a gut buster. 6 exercises for 1 minute each = 6 minutes of sculpting moves that will whip your stomach into shape like you never thought a workout could. The results you see from doing this routine will surpass those that come with ‘chasing your kids around the house,’ I’m certain of it.

WORKOUT DETAILS

Duration   6 min  |  Type  Sculpting, Toning, Abs
SERIOUSLY STRONG CORE STEP-BY-STEP   //

  • Arm Side Plank
  • Straight Leg Side V-Ups
  • Flat Back Scissors
  • Leg Lifts
  • Spider Walks
  • Firearm Plank Side Openers

BREAKDOWN //

1 // Arm Side Plank

Step 1 //

Lie down into a side plank. To do this, place your right forearm on the ground, positioned beneath your shoulder, and face your torso towards the wall. Extend your legs out and balance on the side of your left foot. Raise your left arm towards the ceiling.

Step 2 //

Raise your right leg (the leg closest to the floor) about a foot off of the ground and extend it in front of your body.

Step 3 // 

Either hold your leg here for the next 30 seconds, or to make this exercise a little more difficult, pulse this leg up a few inches.

Step 4 //

Switch sides and repeat this exercise for another 30 seconds. This time lying on your left arm and extending your left leg out in front of you.

2 // Straight Leg Side V-Ups

Step 1 //

Lie down on your side with your right hip to the ground, resting the weight of your upper body on your right forearm.

Step 2 //

Lift both legs, touching and bent slightly, a foot or two off of the ground.

Step 3 //

With your right arm bent in the air beside your head, begin crunching your knees towards your face, engaging those hard to work side abs. As you do this, move your right elbow towards the ground behind your legs to help propel the crunches into motion.

Step 4 //

Switch sides and do another 30 seconds of crunches. This time lying on your left hip, resting on your left forearm, and working those right side abs.

3 // Flat Back Scissors

Step 1 //

Like down on your back with your arms at your side.

Step 2 //

Extend your legs up towards the ceiling. Then, begin lowering them slowly towards the ground in front of your, keeping your legs as straight as you can, lifting your shoulders slightly off the ground.

Step 3 //

As you lower the legs, cross them one over the other at the ankles. Keep switching back and forth as you raise them back up to the vertical position each time. The raising and lowering, as well as the criss crossing motions should be fluid and continuous. If you need a break in the middle, keep your legs closer to the starting position over your body but try and continue the scissor motion!  

4 // Leg Lifts

Step 1 //

Start lying down on the floor with your arms at your sides. Raise your feet off the ground and align your bent knees with your hips, extending your shins horizontally.

Step 2 //

To begin the exercise, extend and lift your legs over your entire body so that your feet end up in the air, reaching slightly past your head. Your butt should come off of the ground as you do this.

Step 3 //

Bring your legs back to starting position after each leg lift. Repeat these motions for 30 seconds.

5 // Spider Walks

Step 1 //

Begin in a push up position with your hands on the ground beneath your shoulders, your legs extended behind you, balancing on your toes.

Step 2 //

Begin the exercise by bringing your right knee towards your right elbow, then returning back to starting position.

Step 3 //

Switch and do this with the left leg, bringing your left knee to your left elbow. Repeat for 1 minute.

6 // Firearm Plank Side Openers

Step 1 //

Begin in a side plank position, lying with your right forearm on the ground beneath your shoulder, your torso facing towards the wall. Extend your legs out and balance on the side of your left foot. Raise your left arm towards the ceiling.

Step 2 //

Bring your left arm down to reach underneath your torso that is lifted off the ground. Then extend it towards the ceiling once more. Someone once called this movement ‘threading the needle’ to help me visualize this exercise.

Step 3 //

Keep your abs right the whole time and follow the hand that is moving with your head. Switch sides, starting in a left side plank, raising your right arm to the ceiling. ‘Thread the needle’ with your right arm this time.

Make sure to stretch out your abs after the workout by sitting in child’s pose for as long as you need. I told you it was going to be tough! But all that is worth it in life takes time, energy and effort. You put in 6 minutes today, no matter how much you might have hated and struggled with each and every one. Don’t stop now. See how many times a week you can push yourself closer towards the supermodel stomach you’ve been dreaming about. The work will be worth it!

#Inspireyourself

Amanda  

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