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Cardio plus eating a diet of clean, unprocessed foods will help to bring you closer to your tight-tummy goals, faster
There are several variations & modifications to this exercise. My top 3 which can easily be done anywhere, anytime – No Gym Required.
Simply roll out a yoga mat or towel and get moving.
Add these exercises into your weekly fitness routine to achieve a stronger, tighter, sexier midsection. Additionally, cardio plus eating a diet of clean, unprocessed foods will help to bring you closer to your tight-tummy goals, faster.
Starting Position: hands & knees/table top.
Alignment: Knees under hips & shoulders over wrists.
Extending opposite arm & leg – Inhale to extend, reaching long.
Exhale to draw in as you contract thru your abdomen, tucking elbow to knee as tightly as possible.
*Modification: Keep both hands on the mat, simply extending & drawing knee into chest. Focus on engaging and lifting thru the belly.
Starting Position: Stomach, arms reaching overhead, legs long, toes pointed.
Lifting thighs off the mat. Toes pointed, staying strong & engaged thru your legs, inhale to begin, exhale as you draw your arms out down & around to your sides without lowering the legs.
Modification: Arms overhead, exhale to draw elbows down towards your sides/ribcage.
SUPERMAN LIFT AND LOWER
Starting Position: Stomach. Fingertips rest lightly by your ears, elbows wide. Legs extend long & strong behind you, toes pointed.
Inhale to begin, exhale as you lift both upper & lower body up off the mat – feeling both front body & back body engaging on the exhale – abs & lower back muscles.
Modification: still keeping legs engaged, yet resting on the mat, simply lift & lower upper body.
Photos by Joshua Vasko