When hubby saw me exercising my latest sets, he said, are you torturing yourself? In some ways, I can totally relate to the question. LOL!
These latest exercises I got from self magazine are not for the beginners. They're really intense! But these are what I wanted to challenge my muscles and to get the results I want. Hopefully!
I already did these last week. This week I am going to change the set so I can rest those muscles affected by my insanity. LOL! If you want to challenge yourself, do these set together with skipping rope in between. I am sure it's going to get you a good sweat session.
Start in plank, then bend elbows to bring forearms to floor; move right hand to left elbow and left hand to right elbow. Lift right arm over left, placing it in front of left on floor (as shown), as you walk toes 1 step forward. Repeat with left arm, then reverse move to return to start, for 1 rep. Repeat. Works abs, shoulders, biceps.
Start in reverse plank: wrists under shoulders, fingers forward, legs extended (as shown). Drop hips and swing them back between arms, sliding heels and keeping legs straight. Return to start for 1 rep. Repeat. Works abs, shoulders, triceps.
Start in plank, then lift hips, coming into Downward Dog, as you raise left leg to ceiling and bend left knee behind you, foot flexed (as shown). Return to plank. Switch sides to complete 1 rep. Repeat. Works abs, shoulders, butt, legs.
Start in plank with a folded towel under toes. Engage abs as you lift hips and slide feet toward hands, keeping legs straight, so body forms an inverted V (as shown). Return to start for 1 rep. Repeat. Works abs, shoulders, butt, thighs.
This last exercise is really a killer! Every time I am about to do this, I pause and contemplate if I should really do it. Hahaha!!! My knees wobble and my hands shake even before I finish 5 reps. My husband said I will probably need a knee walker by that time I flatten my abs. LOL! How dare he? Bwahahaha!!!
Whatever! I am going to do this set again next week. I know I will have my desired abs soon!