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Fit Tip: Get Flatter Abs Now!

 
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Monday Morning Fitness Tip:

TRY STANDING ABS TO ACTIVATE MORE MUSCLES AND BURN MORE CALORIES!

We’re taking our crunches off the mat to help you flatten your stomach and tone your sides – while burning more calories due to the added weight load of standing up!  Just remember to keep your core tight the entire time.  It’s easy to forget that squeeze, but squeezing helps make each and every move even more effective!

1.  TIPSY – Stand up with your feet  hip distance apart, hands behind your head.  Bend over, bringing your right elbow to your right knee.  Repeat left.  That’s 1!  Keep alternating sides for a total of 20.

2.  DOUBLE ARM STRETCH – Standing with your feet hip distance apart again, clasp your hands overhead.  Squeeze your abs as you squat and chop your arms down to the right, stand up to your start position and repeat left.  Again, alternate sides for a total of 20.

3.  BALANCING BURPEE – The medicine ball is optional – you can do a regular Burpee if you like.  If trying it with the ball, hold the medicine ball in both hands and balance on it when in plank, then lift it overhead when you stand back up.  That’s one, try for 20 and torch that tummy!  (modifications are shown in the video)

4.  KICK IT!  Holding the medicine ball above your head with straight arms, stand with your feet hip distance apart with abs tight.  Lift one straight leg up into a front kick as you reach both arms towards your foot.  With control, move back to start.  Alternate sides for 20 total.

***Try adding these ab exercises to your workout this week!  For extra cardio, in between each ab move do 10 Jump Squats or Burpees.  Have fun!

***Past Workouts of the Week and other exercise videos can be found on our Pinterest Page!

***Do you have a fitness question or topic you’d like to know more about?  Tell us below and it could become a Monday Morning Fit Tip!

Kathie Brown

Certified NASM and AFAA Personal Trainer. Over 20 years experience. Specializes in weight loss, athletes and women body building and leaning out. Crossfit athlete, trains and competes in Crossfit competitions. Took the L1 Crossfit course and completed the judges course. Enjoys working with all levels and body types and loves seeing her clients get stronger and feel confident.

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