Happy Fit Friday 🙂
Welcome to your first ab move of the blog. I know the first thing people think when they want to tone their mid-section.. crunches, crunches, crunches! But crunches will only get you so far… they work the top section of your core, ignoring the lower abdominal, obliques and lower back which all contribute to a sexy core! Let’s get you well rounded (or less rounded?) and work your entire core with this twist on a side plank. Literally!
FIT FRIDAY: Side Plank Twist
AKA: Side Plank and Reach Through
Weight: Just yourself
Reps: 3 sets of 12-15 on each side, in sequence or incorporated into a circuit
Method: Begin in a side plank position with your feet stacked one on top of the other. Your left hand should be directly below your shoulder, flat on the floor. Your right is extended above your right shoulder. Keep your hips up to make a straight line with the length of your body.
Engaging your core, slowly reach your right arm beneath your body, twisting and allowing your gaze to follow your hand. Keep those hips up!
Return to starting position and repeat 12-15 times. Follow suit on the opposite side.
Too advanced? Don’t stack your feet.
Too advanced still? Try with one knee on the ground.
Sweat once a day, friends 😉