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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Getting that Bikini Body

Get ready for Bikini Season? Gained a few pounds during the winter and want to get it off before summer arrives. Check out some of these old school exercises to get into shape before summer. These are the same exercises I do at the gym. They really work.
Lower Abs Toner:
What does this do? Tones the lower abs, strengthens the lower back and core.
·        Begin with your hands slightly underneath your bum
·        Maintain a strong core, abs drawn in.
·        Bring your legs up to 90 degrees. Slowly lower them keeping your lower
back pressed into the ground.
·        Go just as far as you can, until your lower back is still pressed into the
·        Inhale on the way down, exhale on the way up! 10-20 repetitions x3 circuits.
Tummy Toner:
·        Once you complete the lower abs toner,
bring your hands behind your head, while
still pressing your lower back into the floor.
·        Lower your legs about 45 degrees, then
crunch both your upper body and lower body
·        Inhale on the way down, exhale on the
way up! 10-20 repetitions x3 circuits!

Love Handle Toner:

·        Begin in a side plank with your
elbow in line with your shoulder and
your feet stacked or staggered
(whichever is more comfortable for you!)
·        Lift your hips up and down using
your oblique’s.
·        Perform 10-20 repetitions on each
side. x3 circuits!
·        Alternate sides!
Total Ab Tone Up:
·       Begin in a plank position on your forearms.
·       Draw your bellybutton into your spine and breathe
throughout the entire exercise!
·       Push up onto your hangs using your triceps, while
keeping your abs tight!
·       Hold that plank on your hangs with your shoulders in
line with your wrists.
·       Perform 2 Tummy Tucks!
·       Go back down into your plank on your forearms.
·        Perform 5-10 x3 circuits!

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