3-MINUTE ABS WAKE-UP WORKOUT(VIDEO)
Do you have 3 minutes? Cause 3 little minutes is all you’re gonna need for this quick, abs workout. Why should you care? Cause it can boost your metabolism and help get rid of belly fat
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How to Properly perform the Criss Cross exercise
1) Start by lying on back with your legs long and straight up towards the ceiling.
2) Engage your abs and lower your legs on the diagonal. Bring one ankle over the other and switch in a criss cross motion working your thighs and lower abs.
How to Properly Plank
The key for success is getting perfecting in the proper planking position. One article in Physical Living, writes :
1. Your arms must be positioned correctly and your elbows set directly under the shoulders for proper weight distribution.
2. The spine remains straight(don’t round out the spine ).
3. Tighten the core to benefit from the exercise.
4. Keep your legs slightly spread without adding pressure to the hip area. Adjust the distance between your feet as you need it.
5. Breath slowly and deliberates so that your core is fully engaged and your body is relaxed.
Even though it seems like it’s too simple to be a full body workout,here is what planking does for the body:
Tones the stomach- planking uses the core to stabilize the body and carry out the physical demands to stay in planking position. The abdominal muscles are engaged during this workout. ,so this muscles tone and tighten .
Promotes good posture- abs are very important for maintaining a good posture, planking is also great for balance and stability. Over time, you’ll stand up straight and achieve a broader range of movement.
Increases Flexibility- an article published by Mercola says that flexibility is improved during constant work of the back and shoulder muscles in the plank position. The shoulder blades will stretch and give a better range of motion.
Here are 4 tips to help you bind to a weight loss workout and meet your goals:
- Schedule your workout plans.
- Log your steps
- Don’t do too much, too fast.
- Don’t turn water into wine