This week, I ditched my weights for a combination of yoga and skipping rope. I only have 15-20 minutes everyday to exercise so I always try to do the challenging ones. I also do the fast cardio by doing a fast skipping rope cycle.
Let me share with you my favorite yoga poses which I got from self.com. These are my favorites because I can feel my ab muscles tightening and I can hardly breathe doing these yoga poses.
Lie faceup with legs together, toes pointed, arms extended toward feet, palms facing each other and shoulder-width apart. Engage abs, and lift shoulders and feet, creating a boat shape with your body (as shown). Hold for 5 counts. Bring right knee to chest, grasping knee with both hands. Release right knee. Switch, grasping left knee; release left knee and hold boat position for another 5 counts for 1 rep. Do 10 reps.
Start in plank position with wrists directly beneath shoulders. Engage abs as you bring left knee to right elbow (as shown). Hold for 3 counts. Return to plank. Repeat on opposite side for 1 rep. Do 10 reps.
THREE-LEG DOWN DOG
Start in Down Dog, hands and feet on floor, butt raised; extend right leg up, forming a straight line from wrist to ankle (as shown), to start. Shift into plank, bringing right knee toward forehead. Kick right leg back up to return to start for 1 rep. Do 10 reps; switch sides and repeat.
This yoga teacher, Ms Mandy Ingber is Jennifer Aniston's yoga teacher! No wonder Jen has got flat and fabulous abs!