Exercise of the Week #43 A Christmas Ab Workout



Here is a quick abdominal workout you can do after you open up those presents and have your hot chocolate or egg nog or whatever else you may drink to spice up the morning. Watch the video to see the examples or you can just follow along with the list below. The Train2move team wishes you a wonderful Holiday Season. Next Week we will take you through the first in a series of partner stretching exercises to increase the range of motion in your muscles.

If you like this Ab routine make sure to check out our complete Abdominal Program in the Store. Treat yourself to a stronger core this Christmas.

If you are brave enough go for the higher number of repetitions. If you want an even greater challenge simply repeat the workout for 2-4 sets. Enjoy.
Wishbone Crunches – 20-50x (Lay on back, knees and hips at 90 degrees, knees together feet apart hands behind head, elbows back and chin off chest. Keep knees together and feet apart, contract abdominal muscles and lift shoulder off the floor then relax.)
Frog Crunches – 20-50x (Lie on back, place soles of feet together, relax and spread knees apart letting them fall towards the floor. In this position place hands behind head keeping elbows back; squeeze and hold glutes while contracting abdominal muscles and lifting shoulders off the floor and back down; repeat up and down.)
Active Shoulder Bridge – 20x (Lie on back with knees bent and feet on the floor. Keep knees and feet at hip width. Squeeze glutes, raising hips and lower back off the floor and then lower down; repeat.)
Hip Crossover Crunches – 25-50x each side (In hip crossover position, place hands behind head with elbows back, and chin off chest. Contract abdominal muscles lifting shoulders off the floor 1-3 inches and back down; repeat up and down.
Cats & Dogs – 10x (On hands and knees with hands under shoulders and knees under hips, arch back up and pull chin to chest, then lower back toward floor and raise head up; repeat back and forth.)
Toe Touches – 10-40x (Lay on back, straighten both legs up toward sky, keep thighs tight, and pull toes back. Squeeze abs, lift shoulders off the ground and try and touch toes then lower shoulders and repeat.)
Tricep Active Bridge – 20x (Sit on butt knees bent and feet on the floor, hands under shoulders, fingers facing toward your feet, squeeze glutes and press hips and back off floor and repeat up and down.)


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