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The Best Ab Workouts of 2012 - FitSugar
Hey! Did you see? FitSugar put together a list of the best ab workouts from around the web in 2012! Check ‘em out and try ‘em out, but remember, there’s no such thing as spot reducing. You can’t achieve six pack abs by just doing a bunch of abdominal exercises every day. You need to work your entire body. Oh, and also don’t forget, abs are made in the kitchen!
[image via FitSugar]

The Best Ab Workouts of 2012 - FitSugar

Hey! Did you see? FitSugar put together a list of the best ab workouts from around the web in 2012! Check ‘em out and try ‘em out, but remember, there’s no such thing as spot reducing. You can’t achieve six pack abs by just doing a bunch of abdominal exercises every day. You need to work your entire body. Oh, and also don’t forget, abs are made in the kitchen!

[image via FitSugar]

At Home Ab Workout- Hungry Runner’s Hurricane Core Workout!

Trapped inside for an indefinite amount of time because of that silly storm named Sandy?

Perfect, let’s workout!

This ab circuit can be done anywhere, anytime. No equipment needed. All of your excuses are invalid.

The circuit goes as follows:

1. “Hurricane” Twists (AKA Russian Twists)
2. Cyclone Leg Lifts
3. Row, Row, Row Your Boat Pose
4. “Swaying Tree” Twists (AKA Crazy Ivans)

I said it in the video and I’ll say it again here: Just because you can’t leave your house, doesn’t mean you can’t workout.

Complete the circuit a total of 3 times with one minute of rest between each round. Your abs should be crying tears of sweat when you’re finished.

Happy Hurricane, stay safe everyone!

P.S. Hurricane Sandy has left me stranded in my apartment for almost 10 hours now, and my chances of leaving tomorrow are slim to none. So please, let me apologize in advance for all of the horrible hurricane and storm puns about to come your way over the next 48 hours.

(Source: youtube.com)

Weekend Workout: Upper Body Blast + Core Killer
Get ready to feel the burn, kids!
This upper body resistance routine is designed to target your back and bicep muscles. Plus, I threw in a little added challenge in the form of decline pushup super sets after each set of lifts. P.S. Super set means no rest between exercises. Get to those pushups right away. NO CHEATING ALLOWED!
I did this workout last week, and trust me when I say, you will FEEL. THE. BURN… If you use weights that are heavy enough for your current level of fitness, that is. And heavy enough means, your muscles feel seriously fatigued by the last 2-3 reps! Got it?
Good!
Now, print this out, bring it to the gym with you, and go get your sweat on!
Here are video examples of how to do each exercise. Watch them all before starting so you can perform the entire workout with proper form and avoid injuries. If you aren’t sure how to do an exercise, ask a personal trainer for help!
Lat Pulldown
Decline Pushup
Assisted Chin-up (close grip = second example)
Seated Row
Mountain Climbers
High Plank Hold
TRX Knee Tuck
TRX Pike
Reverse Grip Lat Pulldown
Assisted Pullups (wide grip= first example)

Weekend Workout: Upper Body Blast + Core Killer

Get ready to feel the burn, kids!

This upper body resistance routine is designed to target your back and bicep muscles. Plus, I threw in a little added challenge in the form of decline pushup super sets after each set of lifts. P.S. Super set means no rest between exercises. Get to those pushups right away. NO CHEATING ALLOWED!

I did this workout last week, and trust me when I say, you will FEEL. THE. BURN… If you use weights that are heavy enough for your current level of fitness, that is. And heavy enough means, your muscles feel seriously fatigued by the last 2-3 reps! Got it?

Good!

Now, print this out, bring it to the gym with you, and go get your sweat on!

Here are video examples of how to do each exercise. Watch them all before starting so you can perform the entire workout with proper form and avoid injuries. If you aren’t sure how to do an exercise, ask a personal trainer for help!

Lat Pulldown

Decline Pushup

Assisted Chin-up (close grip = second example)

Seated Row

Mountain Climbers

High Plank Hold

TRX Knee Tuck

TRX Pike

Reverse Grip Lat Pulldown

Assisted Pullups (wide grip= first example)

Strength Training: Chest & Tricep Tone Up!
Oh baby, are my arms Sore with a capital S! Since running is off limits to me for two weeks, weights and the pool have become my new BFF’s and my upper body is LOVING IT! 
I’m all about simple circuit training right now. And that’s what this chest and tricep workout is. A simple circuit that looks like not much at a first glance, but if done correctly with challenging weight, will leave your upper body feeling annihilated ;)
Give it a try and let me know how your chest and tri muscles feel the next day!
(P.S. For those of you who don’t know, “Superset” means you do the set immediately after the previous. No resting allowed! :P)
And if you want an extra little challenge to tighten up your tummy, do this mini ab workout in between each circuit:

3x 12 Leg Lifts
1 minute plank

Ready, set… WORKOUT!

Strength Training: Chest & Tricep Tone Up!

Oh baby, are my arms Sore with a capital S! Since running is off limits to me for two weeks, weights and the pool have become my new BFF’s and my upper body is LOVING IT! 

I’m all about simple circuit training right now. And that’s what this chest and tricep workout is. A simple circuit that looks like not much at a first glance, but if done correctly with challenging weight, will leave your upper body feeling annihilated ;)

Give it a try and let me know how your chest and tri muscles feel the next day!

(P.S. For those of you who don’t know, “Superset” means you do the set immediately after the previous. No resting allowed! :P)

And if you want an extra little challenge to tighten up your tummy, do this mini ab workout in between each circuit:

3x 12 Leg Lifts

1 minute plank

Ready, set… WORKOUT!

Bikini Boot Camp Challenge: Week 7
This week’s workout comes from NYC Trainer Stacy Berman via Fit Sugar. It’s quick and it’s simple but it gets the job done with just 6 different moves to target the abs, butt, shoulders, and legs. I’m all about this workout because as I continue to navigate my way through the world of fitness and training, I’m quickly learning that more often than not, simple and straight to the point trumps crazy and complicated. For a complete workout, I recommend going through this chart 2 or 3 times. And, as we inch closer and closer to week 11 (just 4 weeks away! Summer here we come!), make sure you get this workout in at least 2 times this week, are keeping on track with the rest of your workout schedule, and are also staying on top of your diet. Before you know it, you’ll be at the beach showing off your best bikini body! WAHOO!
Who’s ready for summer?!

Bikini Boot Camp Challenge: Week 7

This week’s workout comes from NYC Trainer Stacy Berman via Fit Sugar. It’s quick and it’s simple but it gets the job done with just 6 different moves to target the abs, butt, shoulders, and legs. I’m all about this workout because as I continue to navigate my way through the world of fitness and training, I’m quickly learning that more often than not, simple and straight to the point trumps crazy and complicated. For a complete workout, I recommend going through this chart 2 or 3 times. And, as we inch closer and closer to week 11 (just 4 weeks away! Summer here we come!), make sure you get this workout in at least 2 times this week, are keeping on track with the rest of your workout schedule, and are also staying on top of your diet. Before you know it, you’ll be at the beach showing off your best bikini body! WAHOO!

Who’s ready for summer?!

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