Six Pack Abs in Six Minutes

Since I flaked on last week’s Five Minutes for Fitness post, I thought I would make it up to you with an extra minute dedicated to building a better belly.  Of course, for me, five minutes of an abs work-out feels like 10 minutes of torture.

 

As I mentioned in previous posts, I don’t belong to gym.  Instead, I use household objects to help with my muscle conditioning.  Well, you have to love any work-out that incorporates your couch into the routine.

 

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During the rest periods, I would add a knee sway or a trunk rotation.  It would be a welcomed stretch after an intense number of cruches.  While lying on the floor, bend your knees and twist you torso. Turn your knees to the left.  Extend your arms and stretch in the opposite direction.  Turn your head in the same direction as your arms and hold for 10-20 seconds.  

 

Here’s Denise Austin demonstrating the knee bent roll stretch with a pilates ball.

 

 

I would also highly recommend using a towel or mat under you.  How can that guy doing all those cruches on a tile floor?!  No pain, no gain, I suppose.

5 comments

  1. morethananelectrician says:

    I just do things like…

    …a kid toss. Fewer tosses of the larger child for strength and more tosses with the younger one for tone.

    …stair walk in the dark. This is for agility only…if you step on something like a shoe. You’ve got to be quick to regain your balance.

    …if I don’t survive the stairs without a serious wound, then I can chase the kids and throw them around as retaliation for the stuff they left on the stairs.

    It is old school…but it works.

    Really…good advice up there.

  2. lindsay says:

    my couch is entirely too soft & smushy to support those knee ups, but all good suggestions. i’ll probably be too tempted to just sit there instead though… like usual. and the hump-the-air’s, um i mean hip thrusts, look intense.

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