As the spring break and summer season are coming up so quickly, obviously you want to become bathing suit ready.
Most of you know the beautiful model Alexis Ren. In 2016, she came clean to her fans about how she battled an eating disorder. She has gone through so much trauma and has vowed to step forward and live a healthy lifestyle. For starters, she is a fashion queen, so of course, she released her own athletic wear line called RenActive.
Obviously, she has a beautifully toned body. Thankfully, she is sharing with us her quick 10-minute ab exercises. This workout is not an easy one and will for sure have your abs feeling tired. If you do this workout every day, you will be beach-ready in no time.
A lot of people have been doing this on Youtube for 30 days to see just how much this workout actually pays off. Not only were there results, but overwhelmingly good responses.
If you get bored of doing the same exercise on repeat, then this is a great ab workout for you. You do each exercise for 30 seconds and then move onto the next one. I love this quick workout because I can lay out a mat and do it in my dorm room, so it really gives you no excuse not to do it.
Two things to keep in mind while doing this, it is best to follow along with her so you have a visual of what each exercise looks like. As well, do not rush through the repetitions, instead do each exercise slowly for the best burn.
Here are the exercises:
All you do for these is lay on your back and place your hands behind your head and sit up. You will repeat this exercise for 30 seconds, trust me you will feel the burn right after this one. Not only do they work your abdominal muscles, but they also promote good posture by working your lower back muscles too.
#2 Knee Touch Crunches
These are quite similar to your sit-ups, but instead, you are going to place your hands on your thighs, as you sit up, you will drag your hands along your thighs until they touch your knees. After you touch your knees you slowly go back down to the ground. Then just repeat for 30 seconds.
#3 Heel Touches
Heel Touches will make your obliques burn. I love this exercise because I can really see and feel it working. You lay on the ground and move your obliques till your hand can touch your heels.
#4 Bicycle crunches
Bicycle crunches engage all of your abdominal muscles which is a really great exercise. They help to build up your core while also working on your thigh muscles. It is a two in one!
#5 Russian Twists
30 seconds of Russian twists will have your obliques feeling wicked tired. If these feel too easy for you, there is an option to add weight! All you do is raise your legs and twist from one side with the other, only using your abs and obliques.
#6 Reach Through Crunches
Tired yet? Well, after completing all these exercises so far and finishing the reach through crunches, you will definitely be breathing heavy. This exercise is almost like a sit-up, but instead, you straighten your arms and sit-up while reaching your hands through your legs. This exercise hits a lot of your abdominal muscles and your obliques.
#7 Legs To Ceiling Reaching Crunches
You start by laying flat on your back and straightening your legs towards the sky. Then you reach side to side with your hand and work your oblique muscles. This one is tough if you cannot fully straighten your legs up in the air.
#8 Toe Tap Leg Lifts
For toe-tap leg lifts, you place your hands behind you in order to keep you slightly upright but put all your focus into the abs, not your arms. Then raise your legs with your knee slightly bent. You then tap the floor with your foot and then raise it back in the air, and do it again with the other foot. Keep rotating them for the full 30 seconds.
#9 Flutter Kicks
Flutter Kicks are exactly what they sound like. Lay straight onto your back and use your abdominal strength to flutter each leg up and down. This will strengthen all of your abdominal muscles.
#10 Scissor Kicks
Scissor kicks are like flutter kicks, but going the opposite way. For scissor kicks, you move your legs side to side using only your abdominal muscles.
#11 Leg lifts
These are super easy and classic to most abdominal workouts. Lay flat onto your back and use your abdominal muscles to move your legs up and down. Make sure your legs are held together, making it a little more difficult to do this one.
#12 Leg Up Alternating Toe Crunch
Facing your legs straight up to the sky, leave them there for 30 seconds and alternate your hands to try and touch your toes. Do a crunch when trying to reach them, then lay back down.
#13 Crunch Kicks
Another word for crunch kicks is suitcases. This is one of the best abdominal exercises you can do. They focus on balance and stability while growing your abdominal muscles. Lay flat on the ground and lift your legs. Then, proceed to bring your knees to your chest and extend out again.
#14 Mountain Climbers
You have most likely done a mountain climber before and you probably did not know how beneficial this exercise was for your body. They work many muscle groups and joints at the same time while improving leg mobility.
Holding a plank for 30 seconds does not seem so bad, but after completing the exercises before this, you will for sure reconsider. To do a plank you get into the pushup position, but place your forearms parallel to the ground and hold. Make sure your butt and black are completely flat.
#16 Right Side Plank
To right side plank, you have to stack your feet one on the other and place your right arm onto the ground, lift up your hips and abdominals and then hold.
#17 Left Side Plank
Repeat what you did for the right side, but on the left side.
#18 Plank (Again!)
Repeat the classic plank one more time!
Have you tried the Alexis Ren 10 minute ab workout? Let me know what you think in the comments below!
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