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Washboard Abs Workout

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Showin off my “washboard abs” during a styling session at Lorna Jane (love this outfit BTW – I wear it to teach cycling all the time)

Hey hey – happy Workout Wednesday!  As promised, here is your workout of the week – Washboard Abs.  I’m getting floors installed at my studio, Dallas Grit Fitness, today .  Yay!  This is the last major renovation milestone before I can start decorating and, ultimately, teaching classes.  I’ll be hanging out at the studio all day, so I plan to knock out this ab workout while “overseeing” contractors.  Should be good fun.

It’s been a while since I posted an ab workout, so today I’m bringing you my most comprehensive, complete, core exercise routine.  During this workout you will engage your abdominals in 3 different positions: 1) Standing Up 2) On you hands and toes in the plank position 3) In the traditional position, on your back.  This helps ensure we work the complete core for washboard abs!

Warning: This workout takes about 25 minutes to complete.  You can’t rush through it.  BUT, I promise you will feel the burn.  For best results, do this workout 2-3 times per week for 4 weeks along with rigorous cardio workouts.

Give it a whirl and let me know how it goes.  If you have any questions about the exercises below, just post a comment and I can explain.  Have a wonderful Wednesday!  Love, Brit

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Lose the Pooch: New Workout to Sculpt Lower Abs

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Alright, you guys asked for it so here it is, another Lose the Pooch Workout.  In case you missed the last one, you can CLICK HERE check it out.   Now, before I get started, you should know that the abs, or rectus abdominus, is actually all ONE muscle group that forms an “8-pack.”  So you can’t really work your lower abs without working your upper abs (and vise versa).

However, there are some exercises that really target the lower region of the abdominals.  I  selected a few of my favorites and effectively sequenced them to create the GRIT by Brit Lose the Pooch Workout.  For best results, complete this workout 2-3 times per week for 4 weeks.  Also, be sure monitor your diet by avoiding foods and habits that cause bloating (i.e. too much sodium and lack of water consumption).

Tighten that Tummy!  xoxo, Brit

 

Instructional Photos

Boat Pose

Boat Pose (with knees bent, you can straighten your legs to increase intensity)

Boat Pose (with knees bent, you can straighten your legs to increase intensity)

 

Single Leg Lowers

single leg lowers with crunch

Single Leg Lowers with Upper Body Crunch

 

Plank Knee Pulls w/ Toe Slide

Plank knee tuck with toes slide - place a towel under your toes and do these on a smooth, hard floor.

Plank knee tuck with toes slide – place a towel under your toes and do these on a smooth, hard floor.

 

Hanging Knee Pulls

Hanging Knee Raise - You can straighten you leg for fully extended leg raises to increase intensity  (Source: Women's Health Magazine)

Hanging Knee Raise – You can straighten you leg for fully extended leg raises to increase intensity
(Source: Women’s Health Magazine)