We all love the idea of lean and defined abs – but aesthetics is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of having a strong core. Power, agility, overall effectiveness of movement, great posture, increased energy, body confidence and even libido are things you can expect from spending time on building a strong and balanced core.
This simple, no frills ab routine is guaranteed strengthen and define your abs – so set yourself a challenge and aim to do it 3 times per week for 4 weeks to see what happens.
I’ve incorporated a Kettlebells in this sequence, but the KB can easily be substituted with a dumbbell, slam ball, plate, sand bag or anything DIY from around your house that will add resistance #letsgetresourceful
KB pull over with straight arm sit up
KB oblique twists
Plank Variation - high plank, low plank, oblique hold plank
1. Low plank
2. High plank
3. R Side plank/Oblique hold plank (drawing right knee to left arm for advanced option)
4. L Side plank/Oblique hold plank (drawing left knee to right arm for advanced option)
Repeat the entire set for a total of 3 rounds. It’s a great circuit to do after a cardio workout, as a part of your strength training or just on your own when you have a spare 15 mins. Use a weight that challenges you but always allows you to perform exercises with correct form.