Awesome August Abs Challenge!
I cannot tell you how many of these I've seen on Pinterest & I have tried a few but they weren't nearly challenging enough for me so I created my own. I'll definitely be sharing my results & hope you will too!
If you're having difficulty seeing/reading this I've also set up a Google doc:
Awesome August Abs!
Now, for some folks this may be a little difficult & if it is just remember that you don't have to do these all at once, you can break up the exercises throughout your day. And, for those who can do these without much of a problem I challenge you to repeat these workouts 2-3 times daily. Some of these exercises may be foreign to some so below are explanations & pictures:
Full Crunches (Roll-ups)
Lay flat on your back & using your abdominal muscles slowly sit up (all the way) & then slowly return to your starting position. Repeat.
Lay flat on the floor, hands under your bum, and lift both legs to create a 90 degree angle, slowly lower your legs without touching the floor, repeat.
Plank & Side Plank
Start by laying on your belly or side and lift your body onto your toes/feet & elbows or hands. Keep your back straight and hold this position for the given amount of time.
Sit on the floor, lift your feet, keeps your arms tucked in front of you & slowly twist from side to side (feel free to hold weights if needed).
Leg Raise + Crunch
Lay flat on the floor with your arms and legs extended, slowly lift your legs & arms and try to touch your toes. Slowly lower your legs and arms to starting position and repeat.
Traditional crunches. Lay on the floor with your knees bent or with your knees bent with feet off the floor, hands behind your head, and using your abs (not your neck) come up as far as you can. Return to starting position and repeat.
Lay on the floor, hands behind your head, knees bent & feet off the floor. Slowly extend one leg while touching opposite elbow to bent knee, switch & repeat.
Stand a bit away from a stable object (table works best) & lean a bit to your side & place one hand firmly on the surface. Dip your hip towards & away the table.
Get in full plank position with hands & toes on the floor. Alternate lunging your legs forward & back.
Sit on the floor or on an exercise ball (or an ugi ball), lift your feet and use your abdominal muscles to steady your body while you slowly use your arms to make a rope-climbing motion.
Please share your questions and/or results! Happy Exercising!