Worried that the summer is here and your body isn't ready for it? That's not an excuse to give up now. Here are two thirty minute workouts that will blast your body into form. Pick between the two depending on if you want an ab burn or an all over cellulite blast - or even better, both!
Are you ready for the ultimate ab sculpting challenge? Instructor Cassey Ho will lead you through 30-minutes and 1000 reps of ab blasting moves. Take the challenge to bring your abs to the next level of shredded!
There is no magic bullet to make cellulite disappear, but exercise is one of the best (and cheapest) ways to reduce the appearance of those bumps and dimples. This 30-minute workout is designed to burn fat and calories while working your entire body — toned muscles can help minimize the lumpy texture of cellulite. Start with some foam rolling to get the blood flowing to your legs (increasing circulation can help diminish the texture of cellulite), and then work your legs, abs, and arms while keeping your heart rate up with cardio circuits and toning moves! It's a great workout with so many benefits.
Here are three ab workouts that will light your core on fire, no matter if you have just 10 minutes or 50 minutes.
It's all about your core in this 50 minute ab killing workout with trainer Bob Harper. Exercises include single side leg raises, rollbacks, side burpees, weighted squats, scissors, planks, and weighted side crunches.
Challenge and sculpt your abdominal wall with this 20 minute, concentrated core workout. Dana Pieper incorporates standing exercises as well as isometric and crunch floor combinations to tighten and shape your core. Dana keeps the energy and intensity up throughout the workout, pause the video if you need a quick break.
Develop your six pack with 10 minutes of intense core exercises. Learn how to get a flat stomach and lose weight at the same time with this quick, yet effective workout. Follow trainer Rebecca Louise through this 10-minute, core workout designed to strengthen and tone your abs. You'll do 10 exercises, 30 seconds each, 2 times through.
Here are two great bodyweight workouts to push you into the New Year. Pick your level between the two and get ready to burn serious calories!
Burn serious calories in a short amount of time as Nicky Holender takes you through this 34 minute HIIT workout, complete with warm up and cool down. You'll do 9 exercises. Each exercise is broken into 60 seconds of cardio, 20 seconds of a hold move, followed by 30 seconds of high intensity. Exercises include burpees, stand up paddles, lateral doggies, tricep step ups, extended planks, renegade rows and more.
Utilize range of motion and isometric exercises to lengthen and strengthen your muscles, while burning muscles with low intensity cardio exercises. Trainer Nicky Holender will take you through 40-minutes of combo strengthen and stretching workout. After a 10 minute warm up, you'll move into 30 minutes of training exercises, and finishing with a quick cool down. Exercises include standing quad reaches, lateral dodges, salsa ladder drills, crescent kicks, bird dogs and half flying cross. This workout can be modified for most conditions.
Whip your abs into shape with this 12 minute core killer. Run through simple but effective moves, including crunches, planks and bridges. Turn on your favorite music, and get going. This workout if perfect to finish your daily workout. And best of all, you can do it anywhere, and don't need any equipment.
We are excited to welcome trainer Kari Anderson to the MoveMeFit community. Her varied workouts will get you toned, long and lean while staying entertained and motivated throughout!
Kari Anderson is the co-owner of The Seattle Gym (formerly ProRobics Conditioning Clubs) in Seattle, Washington. In addition to teaching capacity classes for over 30 years, she is an internationally recognized presenter giving instructor training workshops and classes worldwide. Kari has an extensive background in dance and athletics including being a National Gold Medalist in Synchronized Swimming and a scholarship student with The Joffrey Ballet in New York. Her perspective and talent for fitness training and choreography development are highly acclaimed in the fitness industry.
She was honored with IDEA 1993 Fitness Business Person of the Year, IDEA 1994 Fitness Instructor of the Year and ACE (American Council on Exercise) 2003 Fitness Director of the Year. She is also one of the top consumer exercise video personalities today with numerous video awards including “Video Workout of the Year” from several publications including SHAPE, SELF and HEALTH Magazines.
Here are just some of Kari's incredible workouts on MoveMeFit:
It's time to melt off that muffin top with this quick 7-minute core blaster. Trainer Kelsey Lee will lead you through ab burning exercises. Stick with it, cus this is a quick workout!
Grab a pair of sneakers and hit this workout up before your 4th of July BBQ!
This workout pays homage to the flag! This 20-minute workout will take you through 18 body weight exercises that you can do anywhere. Each exercise will be done for either 50 or 13 reps or seconds, honoring our 50 states from 13 original colonies. Happy 4th of July!
This 20 minute circuit is easy to do just about anywhere! These cardio-sculpting moves will pump up your heart rate and help you shed calories as you tone. No equipment needed, and we know you can carve out 20 minutes today, so you've got no excuses!
Build muscle, burn calories, and boost metabolism all in this one efficient, 25-minute workout!
In High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT) workouts, you give maximum effort through quick intense bursts of exercise followed by short, recovery periods. HIIT workouts train and condition both your aerobic and anaerobic energy systems by getting your heart rate up and improving your cardiovascular fitness level.
In short, this means you burning more fat and calories in less time. Yes! But remember, the key words to focus on are high intensity. So keep the energy up and your rest periods short as you power through this total body HIIT.
You should be working out several times a week for at least 30 minutes before you being HIIT workouts. This workout is high impact.
Core strength isn't important just to look amazing and feel confident in a bathing suit (although that certainly doesn't hurt!) Core strength is fundamental to a healthy body. It can help to relieve back pain by reducing strain on the back, improve athletic performance since strength in your extremities originates in your core, and improve postural imbalance which can lead to injuries. And these are just a few of the reasons that flat abs aren't just for appearances.
Today, we are showing you the single best exercise you can do for your core --the plank. This probably comes as no surprise to the more experienced athletes. In it's simplest form, a plank involves maintaining a challenging position in which one's bodyweight is help up by the forearms (hands) and toes for an extended period of time. While it may look easy at first glance, anyone who has held the plank for a minute or more knows differently.
So say sayonara to crunches and sit-ups! A crunch or sit-up goes against the natural curve of the lumbar spine. Planks top the list of effective core exercises because they maintain the stability of the core muscles, promoting proper posture and proper alignment of the spine. And planks work the abs isometrically -the way they're suppose to function (meaning that your muscles don’t change in length and you’re simply holding a static position.).
Here's how to do a proper standard plank:
If you are looking for more of a burn, of course there are more challenging variations on the plank:
Now remember, doing a few planks won't get you a six pack all on its own. If you’re holding a lot of body fat, then your abs will never show no matter what. You need to follow a strength training routine to achieve a low body fat percentage. Once at a low enough body fat percentage, the plank will help tighten your entire ab region and will help give your abs a really tight and sleek look!
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