Today we have a 10 minute standing Abs workout that can be done by all fitness levels. This workout will be kind to the knees and hopefully give you some varied exercises to try
Workout Breakdown: (work for 45 seconds, rest for 15)
-Knee to elbow right side
-knee to elbow left side
-Hand to foot reach right side
-Hand to foot reach left side
-Lo to High right side
-Lo to High left side
-Power knees right side
-Power knees left side
The knee to elbow exercise will also work single leg stability so try and weight bear just on the supporting leg whilst performing the standing crunch. You can gently place the moving foot to the ground after each rep but remain balanced on the supporting leg. A nice exercise to incorporate abdominal work and stability through the ankles.
On the hand to foot reach as you drive the leg upwards aim to reach with both hands towards the foot, and kick the leg high enough to feel a pinch on the hamstring. These exercises will work the lower abdominal muscles.
The Lo-Hi exercises are very good at developing rotational mobility and will use the main core muscles as well as the obliques. Follow the instructions throughout the 10 minute standing abs workout video.
On the twist jumps try to keep the tummy muscles engaged throughout the exercise to really pinch the abs.
Power knees will work the Hip Flexors as well as the abdominal muscles. Keep the intensity high throughout the 45 seconds.
And lastly we have military jogging to get the cardiovascular system working and to work the abs. Keep the stomach muscles engaged throughout to get the most out of this exercise.
We hope you enjoy.