Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Summer Slim Down Part II: Abs, Ass and Arms

Working out isn't my favorite part of the day, so I like to have a quick and dirty 30 minute routine that I can count on to hit all of my problem areas. To eliminate jiggle from my abs, ass and arms, I use these moves:

Pushups: 3x10 reps- a classic move that works your whole body

Chair Dips: 3 x10 reps, you can scoot your feet further away for  more of a challenge, or closer to make it easier. Try to keep your bum as close to the chair as you can on the way down

Bicep Curls: 3x10 reps- nothing beats this one for sculpting your arms

Pilates Leg Bounce: 3x 1 minute reps- keep your leg inline with your body and bend your knee 90 degrees, pulse 1 inch up, 1 inch down for 1 minute. Feel the burn baby!

Kick Lunge: 3 x 25 reps- kick your leg as high as you can and then take a big step forward into a deep lunge. Repeat with your other leg
Pilates Teaser-  3x 1 minute Lift your back and legs off the ground so your are balanced on your tailbone. Pull one leg into your  chest until you feel a stretch, switch legs without letting either leg touch the ground

Side to Side: 3 x 1 minute Holding a small weight, balance on your tail bone and shift the weight from your left side to your right side. Keep your shoulders back and your knees at a 90 degree angle.

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