Thursday, 6 June 2013

Day 6 Ab exercises - they are goodies!!

Here is Day 6 for you all. Hope you are enjoying the abs challenge so far... I forgot to take my measurements on the first day so I have taken them today and will see if there is any difference after the 30 days. Why don't you do the same?
Day 6. Core-Sculpting Workout: 4 Amazing Abs Exercises
Jillian Michaels showed us four tough exercises—a sneak peek from her newest DVD, Jillian Michaels Killer Abs, out in September—that are meant to complement your existing workout routine twice a week. "The combination targets every muscle in your abdominal wall," she says. "If you're eating properly and doing your other training three or four times a week for 30 minutes, you'll notice a difference by the second week," promises Jillian.
Here are the workouts which you can also check out here.

MOVE 1: Side Plank with Alternating Leg Raise

Side Plank with Alternating Leg Raise
Get into a side plank with your hand directly under your shoulder and your bottom leg slightly in front of your top leg, then slowly kick your bottom leg forward as far as you can. Tap the toes of your bottom foot with your top hand, then repeat with your top leg. That's one rep. Do 15, then switch to the other side to complete one set.
MOVE 2: Triangle Press
Triangle Press
Stand with your feet about three feet apart, with your right foot pointing forward and your left foot pointing sideways; hold eight-pound weights at your sides. Extend your right arm overhead, then reach the left weight toward your left ankle. Go as far as you can, then reverse to return to standing. That's one rep. Do 15, then repeat on the other side.
MOVE 3: Uneven Arm Hold with Arm Fly
Uneven Arm Hold with Arm Fly
Get into an elbow plank position. Raise your right arm in front of you so it's parallel to the ground and lift your left leg at least two inches. "Fly" your arm and leg out, moving them away from your head and body, then reverse back to the starting position. Drop down, then repeat with the opposite arm and leg. That's one rep. Do 15.

Quick Tip: Make it easier by lifting your legs and shoulders only slightly off the ground.
MOVE 4: Superman Roll into Pike Crunch
Superman Roll into Pike Crunch

Lie facedown on the ground with your arms and legs extended, then lift your arms, chest, and legs off the ground. Without touching the ground with your hands, use your core to roll onto your back. Simultaneously raise your arms and legs into a pike crunch so they meet above the center of your belly (c). Lower your arms and legs, then roll back to start and repeat. Do 15.

How are you finding the 30 Day Abs Challenge so far?

What is your favourite ab exercise?

Tomorrow we will be amping it up with this tempo workout.


  1. One of my favorite ab exercises is the double-crunch. Get's 'em burning!!

  2. I really love planks! Today in my weights class we did planks with our feet on the wall and it was so hard, but super awesome!!

  3. I love that you're doing this challenge! I started doing sit-ups as part of my routine about a year and a half ago, but recently I've majorly fallen in love with planks and am trying to get that toned core I envy so much in ladies like Jillian!

    I also love Jillian, but sometimes she's a bit too intense for me. I have one of her kickboxing DVDs and I have to do the exercises on mute because she bothers me! ha ha


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