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3rd October 2013 Wellness

My Favourite Abs Work Out

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I’m retaining a lot of water at the moment #girlprobs so my abs are looking the softest I’ve seen for a long time, However I wanted to share my favourite abs workout with you as I get asked this quite a lot. It’s a little circuit my trainer get me and my gym partner to do and it’s a real killer.
Russian Twists with 8kg Kettlebell x 20
Leg raises x 20*
Plank x 1min
Then rest for 60 seconds and repeat for 3 sets.
I’d been planking since I started working out back in February and it wasn’t until I started training with Paul that I realised I had in fact been doing it completely wrong and wasting my energy entirely.
When planking you need to push your hips forward and engage your abs, it almost feels like your back is arching upwards slightly but it should never bow down towards the mat…which is exactly what I had spent 6 months doing, good job Lydia good job *face palm*.
This circuit is added into my Abs day once a week to really feel the burn at the end of my session, the first time I did it I thought I was dying but now Paul is slowly sneaking in weighted sandbags on my back which is probably the best feeling ever.
*Normal Leg raises on the mat with your hands and arms flat by your side raise legs and at the highest point push up onto your shoulder blades, curl your spine back down the mat and slowly lower legs towards the mat but not all the way down, that’s cheating haha!
If you’re giving this a go, let me know how you get on 🙂

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