Fresh Start to Fitness: Three abdominal exercises you should be doing

(KUTV)-Are you getting bored with your abdominal exercises? Intermountain Medical Center exercise specialist, Jeffrey Beck says incorporating some new moves that you probably aren’t doing will challenge your core in new ways. Beck suggests completing the following abdominal exercises a few times per week and, along with good nutrition, you will start noticing a more visible six pack!

1) Seated Reach Pulses: This exercise helps strengthen deep core stabilizers to improve strength. Sit on the floor with your knees bent, feet flat. Take hold of the area behind your knees with your hands and pull in your abs while tilting your pelvis forward. This will create a C-shaped curve in your spine. Now raise your arms and press them toward the back of the room in little pulses. Complete 10 pulses and then relax. Do 3-4 sets of 10 reps.

2) Crab Toe Touches: Sit on the floor with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor and together. Place your hands behind you with your fingers facing your body. Lift your hips off the ground as you kick your right leg up straight and touch your right foot with your left hand. Lower your leg and arm back to starting position and then repeat the movement with the other hand and leg. Do 3-4 sets of 10 reps per side.

3) Plank To Knee Taps: Lie face down on the floor and come up onto your elbows into the plank position. Bend your right knee and gently touch it to the ground. Return to starting position and repeat with your left leg. Do 3-4 sets of 10 reps per leg.


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