A 4-MINUTE ABS SERIES YOU CAN DO BEFORE BREAKFAST

This strengthening routine will help you build abs for days.The making of great abs include doing smart core-strengthening moves, following a healthy andbalanced diet, and logging total-body cardio sessions regularly. Yes it takes work, but it doesn’t have to be all-consuming.

To kick off your abs by December plan, Toby Massenburg, group fitness manager at the soon-to-open Equinox Hollywood, shares a quick four-minute core workout you can do at home. The routine helps build core stability (important for definition and helping to reduce your risk of injury) and strength. And there’s not a single crunch involved.

How To Do The Workout:

Do each move for 20 seconds resting 10 seconds between each exercise. Repeat the full circuit a total of two times.

1.Marching Glute Bridge — 20 seconds

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Lie faceup on your mat with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Lift hips off the mat. This is your starting position.

Keeping your right knee bent, lift your right foot off the floor. Try to keep your hips still.

Return your right foot to the ground but keep your hips lifted.

Now repeat on your left foot, keeping your hips lifted the entire time.

Continue for 20 seconds then rest for 10 seconds before moving on to the next move.

2.V-Up — 20 seconds

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Lie face up with arms and legs extended and resting on the floor.

Keep abs tight and lift hands and feet to meet over torso.

Lower your arms and legs back to the floor.

Continue for 20 seconds then rest for 10 seconds before moving on to the next move.

3.Plank Up — 20 seconds

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 Start in high plank. Bend one arm to bring the elbow and forearm to the floor.

Bring the other arm down so you are in a forearm plank.

Push back up to the start position, placing each hand where your elbows were.

Repeat this movement, alternating which side you lower first with each rep.

Continue for 20 seconds then rest for 10 seconds before moving on to the next move.

4.Superman — 20 seconds

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Lie face down with your arms out in front of you.

Lift your torso and legs off the floor. Pause and then slowly lower everything back down.

Hold for 20 seconds.

Repeat this circuit a total of two times without resting between each set.

Source : www.self.com