Fitmark Ambassador Danielle Sereluca shares a few routines to strengthen and tone your abs
I’m going to list some of my favorite and efficient core exercises that are suitable for beginners. I provide a progression on each exercise to make it more difficult.
You are going to hold yourself in a straight position on the ground. You will be on your elbows maintaining a straight position from your ears all the way down to your toes. Hold for 30 -60 seconds and repeat. Wow, that was pretty easy right, now try alternating between lifting your arm out and lifting your leg in the air. Make it very difficult and lift the left arm and right leg at the same time.
This is great because it’s effective for anybody. You need a TRX suspension system First, lower the TRX down until it around knee level. The lower you put it the harder it will be. Next grab handles and keep the straps on your body. Lean into the TRX so that your body is at a angle and lift your arms up( pretend your superman) Common mistakes: hips staying up or lower back sways downward. Essentially the same mistake seen with planks.
Get to a cable station and set cable to mid torso level. Stand with either hip parallel to the machine. Set resistance to moderate weight and press the cable out in front of your body. You want to resist being rotated by the weight. Hold your arms out for 30 seconds and repeat on opposite side. Common mistake: keeping your arms too close to your body. You want your arms all the way out. Make sure your torso is rigid and straight. If you rotate towards the weight, you won’t be getting the resistance you need.
Fitmark Ambassador 2013