As the holiday season comes and goes, those extra pounds we tend to pick up may not leave as swiftly. Frequented by celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Naomi Watts, Burn 60 Studios is the 60-mintue high intensity interval workout that has been transforming the bodies of Angelenos for over a decade. If your New Year’s resolution is to tone up, check out these killer abs moves from the trainers at Burn 60 Studios for shedding the holiday fat.
The abs are made up of two broad categories of muscles, one group of smaller muscles that holds everything in and together, and the big ones that create movement and are visible to show off all of the hard work that you have done in the form of a shredded mid-section. These 5 exercises ensure that you address both groups of muscle to keep your waste small and that 6-pack visible.
Plank: Start off in a plank position on your hands. Hold this plank for 30 seconds.
Stirring The Pot: Hold a light weight out in front of you. Imagine stirring a giant pot with a giant spoon and move the weight in a clockwise direction for 30 seconds. Reverse direction for another 30 seconds
Mountain Climbers: Follow with 20 mountain climbers ensuring you engage the abs by adding a little crunch to the movement. Alternate between these for 3 minutes, or as long as you can go
Side Plank: Start off in a side plank and hold for 30 seconds – switch sides and hold for 30 seconds
Bridging: Lay on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Raise your hips toward the ceiling focusing on squeezing your glutes and drawing your belly button in.
Repeat the series of exercises daily for best results. For more information, visit Burn 60 Studios.
Kinya Claiborne – Style & Society Magazine