VIDEO: 15 minute Ab Blaster

Hey everyone Kori with Train Like A Girl here where I help busy moms was up to 15 pounds in six weeks without spending hours in the gym or going on any restrictive fad diets.

Alright guys today I’m gonna show you a simple ab blaster 15-minute workout that you can do in your home no equipment required.

So this is gonna be a 30-30 workout. What I mean by that is you’re gonna do the exercise for 30 seconds, rest for 30 seconds and then go on to the next exercise for 30 seconds again going back and forth.

There’s three exercises in the the workout.

You’ll be able to complete five rounds in 15 minutes.

Alright, so exercise #1 is called a Super Plank

  • You’re going to get into a push-up plank position Abs are tight, butt is tight. Make sure your spine is in neutral position and start up on top. Then you’re going to drop down to the floor on the other forearm and press up up. Making sure you’re keeping those hips nice and neutral. Don’t let them sway side to side.

All right, exercise #2 Flutter Kicks

  • You’re gonna lie down on your back. Hands are gonna go underneath that butt. You want to make sure that lower back is pushed deep into the floor. You should not be able to see any there should be not there should not be an arch or be able to put your hand through on to the other side So hands underneath your butt push that lower back deeper to the floor. Legs are gonna be out. We’re going to slowly kick. Now if you can lift that head up, keeping those abs tight, pushing that lower back deep into the floor. You can do nice long kicks or you can do do nice short kicks. Completely up to you.

Alright exercise #3 Mountain Climbers (my clients love these)

  • Again, you’re going to get into a push-up plank position. Abs are tight, butt is tight and neutral spine. I’m going to bring that knee into the chest, slow and controlled. Sometimes people like to try to run. I want slow and controlled. The goal of this workout is trying to place the emphasis on the muscles in the core. Not necessarily get that heart rate up.

Alright guys, so that was the 15 minute ab blaster!

Three exercises.

30 seconds of work 30 seconds of rest

5 rounds

15 minutes

We all have 15 minutes.

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Got 20 minutes????

So if you read my post this past Monday, you know I have dedicated working towards being consistent with my training and nutrition for the next 4 months.
Everything started out GREAT this week.

Training was great.

Nutrition was great.

Recovery was great.

And then, Thursday happened.

We had a busy day with coaching, appointments and then taking P swimming.

I had decided that I was going to train yesterday around 630pm, after BJ had his consultation and take over the coaching at the gym.

But you know as well as I do, things don’t always go as planned.

So instead of training at 630pm, I had to scramble to get something in.

I could have taken the day off from training, but I took Wednesday off and I didn’t want to take 2 days off in a row.

Since I only had a small window to get my training in, I decided to do a quick 20 min combo workout.

It consisted of ….

  • Squats + Reverse Lunges
  • Bicep curls + DB Shoulder Press
  • DB Romanian DL + DB Upright Row
  • Bicycles + V-up Crunches

****I did 30 seconds on/30 seconds off for each combination going in a circuit fashion. I went through the circuit 5 times.****

I have done this workout in the past, and I really love it since it hits the entire body and I’m still working out in that 70% intensity area I want to be in.

Here is the workout I did. I videoed just snippets of each combo so you can see how I went from one movement to another.

I hope you try this and enjoy it as much as I did.

As I said above, it’s a great workout for those times where you don’t have much time to get your training in.

By the way…

How are you doing with YOUR 70/80/90 Rule???

 

Exercise Video: Straight Leg Reverse Crunch

 
Abdominal exercises are probably my least favorite thing to do.

They can be hard and very tiring.

But I know that I must get them in to achieve the goals I have set and to just keep everything strong.

One abdominal exercise that I really do enjoy is the Straight Leg Reverse Crunch.

I do love these primarily because they hit the lower abs.

This is a big problem area for me.

A lot of people will do sit up after sit up but never hit the lower abs as much.

Here is a quick video from last night’s training session…

A couple of things to keep in mind while doing these…

  1. Make sure to keep your lower back glued to the bench or floor when you bring your legs down. Don’t let your back arch!
  2. When you are holding on to the bench or whatever is above your head, make sure you don’t pull yourself up with your arms. Let your abs do the work!
  3. Make sure your feet are going up towards the ceiling and not towards or over your head.

Hope to see you add these to your weekly training.

I know you will love ’em! 🙂

 

Exercise of the Week!: Renegade Rows

I’ve decided to start putting up an “Exercise of the Week”.
I’ll be honest, I am horrible at trying to remember to video some of the exercises during my workouts. Mainly because I get into a “zone” and forget.

But I’m going to make it a point to record some of my favorite exercises I do while training.

Here is the first one….Renegade Row.

 

I love the renegade row because it hits a lot of big muscle groups at one time.

Some of the biggest things to remember…

  1. Make sure your body is in a complete plank. Don’t let your hips sag or sway side to side while rowing.
  2. Squeeze your shoulder blade at the top of the row.
  3. If using the dumbbells is too much for right now, go with out them! Keep the same great form, but just lift your palms up and elbows towards the ceiling.

Like I said, this is a great whole body exercise.

So have fun with them next time you train!

Get That Tight and Toned Tummy with These!-Video

Here is another great video to compliment the plank video I shared with you last week.
It’s all about the side plank.

I really love this exercise because it helps me get that sexy hourglass figure I want.

Add these to the planks you are doing and before you know it, those sexy abs will be ready for summer!

If you are interested in getting those sexy abs along with a great program then add your name to the list below!
I’ll be taking on 20 lucky moms and helping them take the first steps into transforming their bodies from Mom to MILF (that’s Mom’s Interested in Looking Fabulous…get your head out of the gutter). I’ll be showing you how I went from post-pregnancy frumpiness to bikini ready.

I’ll open the doors for this exclusive program in a couple weeks so be sure to fill out the form below, you’ll be the first to know and the have the first chance to reserve your spot!