Wednesday, April 24, 2013

"COW" Workout

This week's Core Of the Week abs workout will target all muscles of the core.  You can perform these exercises either for a certain time or certain number of reps.

Here is a good example of either one you choose...

30 sec. on and 15 sec. rest
3 sets of 10-15 reps each exercise

I prefer to use a timer (GymBoss) so that you don;t just aim for a number, but instead get as many as you can in a given time.  You'll find that you can actually do more reps doing it this way.  So those 10-15 reps will turn into 15-20 reps and maybe even more.

Warm up by doing some jumping jacks, jump rope, and high knees (20 of each) to warm up the abdominal muscles and extremities.  Then go through the circuit 2-4 time depending on fitness level.  Rest 30-60 seconds between rounds.

Hanging Leg Raises
Bicycle Crunches
Russian Twists
Plank with Alt. 1-Leg Lifts

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