Sculpted Abs Workout

Everybody has their own way of working on their abs to give them that sleek, defined look.

Sculpted Abs WorkoutWhen I work on my abs, I like to include my whole core and incorporate a few counter moves to strengthen my back at the same.

This workout is quick and easy and suitable for anyone from the beginner to the advanced fitness enthusiast. You can modify this workout by adding weights, longer timed intervals and increasing the number of reps and sets. But when all is said and done, this ab routine should only take you about 15 minutes.

Sculpted Abs Workout

After warming up for 5 to 10 minutes to get the blood flowing through the muscles, begin this workout in Downward Facing Dog.

Sun Salute – this is a snapshot and modification of the full sun salutation. Start off in Downward Facing Dog and hold this position for a while until you feel the back of your legs and shoulder blades relax. Then move your body forward into a Plank Pose and lower yourself down into Staff Pose with elbows tucked into your sides. Then lift up into Upward Facing Dog, hold for a breath and lower back down as if finishing a push-up. Next push yourself up and back into Downward Facing Dog. Repeat 6 times.
Without any rest in between, superset this move with a round of Diamond Push-Ups – get yourself into a push-up position and bring your hands together so that you form a diamond shape with your index fingers and thumbs. Perform 6 push-ups.

Alternating SuperMans – lying on the ground face down, extend one arm and the opposite leg out to engage your glutes, back and shoulders. Hold for 3 seconds and switch sides. Make sure you focus on your glutes and make them do all the work. Repeat for 24 reps (12 each side).

Bicycle Crunches – without missing a beat, flip over and perform 40 bicycle crunches. Now, most of you have read that crunches can be bad for your back, so make sure your form is perfect for this one and you avoid arching your back – let the legs and abs do most of the work.

Plank – get yourself into a push-up position and either keep your arms straight or lower down onto your forearms. Hold this position for a minimum of 30 seconds and a maximum of 3 minutes.

Repeat the entire routine 3 to 4 times.

Originally published @ FITLODE.COM

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