Ab Circuit

This is combination of 3 ab exercises.

Active Plank

  1. Get into a plank position with your weight evenly distributed on your elbows and toes, keeping your back straight and your hips in line with your back. This will be your starting position.
  2. Maintaining your body weight on three limbs, straighten one arm at a time.
  3. Lower each arm at a time reestablishing the plank position.
  4. Repeat the recommended repetitions

Russian Twists

  1. Lie down on the floor placing your feet either under something that will not move or by having a partner hold them. You can also elevate them off of the ground for more of a challenge. Your legs should be bent at the knees.
  2. Elevate your upper body so that it creates an imaginary V-shape with your thighs. Your arms should be fully extended in front of you perpendicular to your torso and with the hands clasped. This is the starting position.
  3. Twist your torso to the right side until your arms are parallel with the floor while breathing out.
  4. Hold the contraction for a second and move back to the starting position while breathing out. Now move to the opposite side performing the same techniques you applied to the right side.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Scissor Kicks

  1. To begin, lie down with your back pressed against the floor or on an exercise mat (optional). Your arms should be extended to the sides with your palms facing down. Note: The arms should be stationary the entire time.
  2. With a slight bend at the knees, lift your legs up so that your heels are about 6 inches off the ground. This is the starting position.
  3. Now lift your left leg up to about a 45 degree angle while your right leg is lowered until the heel is about 2-3 inches from the ground.
  4. Switch movements by raising your right leg up and lowering your left leg. Remember to breathe while performing this exercise.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Video Credit – Fit Girl Nikki LLC
Exercise Caption – Fit Girl Nikki LLC

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