It’s January! Which means that we officially have five months to get six-pack abs that even Zac Efron would be jealous of.
Of course, drinking bottles of wine and sitting around watching The Bachelor isn’t going to get us the bod we want (wouldn’t that be nice, though?). So we got in touch with the pros from Burn 60 Studios (Reese Witherspoon and Naomi Watts are fans), to help us get our tummies looking right with a belly-blasting workout!
The trainers over at Burn 60 explained that the abs are made up of two broad categories of muscles. One group of smaller muscles that holds everything in and together, and the big ones that create movement and are visible to show off all of the hard work that you have done in the form of a shredded mid section. They gave us five exercises to ensure that you address both groups of muscle to keep your waist small and that six-pack visible!
Start off in a plank position on your hands. Hold this plank for 30 seconds.
2. Stirring the pot
Hold a light weight out in front of you. Imagine stirring a giant pot with a giant spoon and move the weight in a clockwise direction for 30 seconds. Reverse direction for another 30 seconds.
3. Mountain climbers
Follow with 20 mountain climbers ensuring you engage the abs by adding a little crunch to the movement. Alternate between these for 3 minutes, or as long as you can go
4. Side Plank
Start off in a side plank and hold for 30 seconds – switch sides and hold for 30 seconds
Lay on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Raise your hips toward the ceiling focusing on squeezing your glutes and drawing your belly button in. Hold the bridge position for 10 to 20 seconds, drop hips to ground and repeat 5 times.
*Repeat entire circuit of exercises 4 to 5 times (or more if you can handle it). This workout should take about 30 minutes.
xx, The FabFitFun Team