The criss-cross crunch is one of those moves that are constantly done with bad form! So here it is once and for all:⠀
-Keep your elbows wide⠀
-Keep neck up high, using abs to lift your upper body⠀
-Fully extend the legs and keep them engaged⠀
How many days a week do you work your abs? -
So we all know abs are definitely made in the kitchen but here are my favorite moves to tighten up your core! I suggest incorporating this circuit every other day into your workout regimen! Aim for 3 sets. So ALL 4 Exercises back to back / rest for 1min / and go again!!! You in? -
1 minute PLANK - Remember keep core sucked in and tight and shoulders down and back
50 BICYCLE CRUNCHES - Focus on keeping your lower back stuck to the floor. Again keep your core tight and keep this move slow and controlled -
20 LOWER BACK EXTENSIONS - Yes! This will help your core be tighten up and you don’t need a lot of weight. This bar I am using is 12 pounds. You can also hold a 5-10lb plate. Remember keep core tight! -
1 MINUTE SPRINT - (not shown) but DO IT! Soooooooooooo effective! #plank#bicyclecrunches#backextension#sprint#ihmworkouts ...
🥗Abs are made in the kitchen, right? It’s true you need to have a fairly low body fat percentage for your abdominal muscles to show, but if they’re not developed to begin with they’re not going to pop💥. So in reality, you develop your abs through exercise and reveal them in the kitchen. -
My experience is abs tend to recover quicker than larger muscle groups like chest back, legs. Therefore, I like to train them 3-4 times per week, at least 2 exercises per session, and 3 sets per exercise to optimize strength and development.
🔥Include one crunch style movement (i.e. reaching sit up ) to target upper abs and one leg-based movement (i.e. scissor kicks) to target lower abs. -
🔥Adding a lower back and oblique move once per week will provide well-rounded strength for your entire core. -
Anyone doing @liift 4 is already following this weekly ab routine 👍🏼
🚴🏻♂️Bicycle crunches are one of my favorites since it works your upper and lower abs at the same time. Whats your go-to ab move❓