Last weekend, I gave myself a treat. I bought a January issue of Health and Fitness magazine with Kelly Rowland on the cover and a new cookbook which was on sale.
I am so happy with my purchase. It turns out, one of Kelly Rowland's workout is now my favorite abs exercise.
I am too lazy to scan the magazine so I swiped this picture from Health and Fitness website.
Here is up, down plank. It's doing wonders to my abs. Seriously.
Up, down plank
Reps: 60 seconds
This move is great for your shoulders, arms and abdominals. Keep your core engaged the entire time and squeeze your glutes to tone your bum.
• Start in plank position with your hands under your shoulders and your feet hip-width apart.
• Lower your right forearm on the floor with your hands flat down in a fist. Follow with your left forearm, lowering it to the floor.
• Pause in a forearm plank for a few seconds, then push through your forearms, placing your right palm flat down on the floor, and raise your body back to the starting position, one arm at a time.
• Engage your core as you return to the starting position and repeat, but this time lowering down with your left forearm.
The first time I tried this, my arms were shaking halfway through the routine. Today, I was able to finish the set without much shaking of the hands. LOL! And just like I said, it really works the abs.