Bodyism: The Flat Tummy Workout

Jourdana ON Jul 02, 2013 AT 2:50 pm

This week, without a sit-up in sight, Bodyism trainer Lee Mullins takes us through 5 exercises for a whittled waist and perfectly sculpted flat tummy.  Requiring no equipment, the exercises can be done anytime, anywhere.

If you haven’t already warmed up, here’s The Perfect Bodyism Warm Up.

Plank

Lie facedown, legs straight out behind you with knees and feet together. Bend your elbows, with your forearms facing each other, and support your weight on your forearms.
Lift yourself to your knees, digging your toes into the floor. Contract your abdominal muscles and lift your torso off the mat.
Keep  your abdominal muscles tight and raise your knees off the floor, forming a straight line from your head to your heels and hold.

 

Shoulder Taps

Start in a push up position, hands directly under shoulders, abs engaged, neck in line with spine.
Keeping hips square, tap right shoulder with left hand, then return to start. Repeat on opposite side for 10 reps on each side.

 

 Mountain Climbers

Start in a pushup position on your hands and toes, hands shoulder-width apart. Keep hips and torso parallel to the floor with your head in line with your spine.
Alternate your feet as fast as you safely can, switching in the air, bringing the forward foot back and the back foot forward.

 

Side Plank

Lean on your side with your forearm on the mat and your elbow directly under your shoulder. Keep your legs straight and keep your legs, knees, ankles, and feet stacked on top of each other.
Push your forearm down into the floor as you squeeze your glutes and lift your hips into the air. Your weight should be on your forearm and feet and your body should be in a straight line from your feet to your shoulders.

Repeat for 15 reps on each side

 

Leg Lowering

Lie face-up on the floor, and raise your upper legs until they’re perpendicular to the floor, with your knee’s bent at 90 degrees.
Keeping your tummy muscles contracted, slowly kick out and lower your right leg until it is fully straightened. Once your right heel touches the floor, bring the right knee back to the start position, then switch legs. Repeat for 15 reps on each leg.

*Jourdana wears Bodyism Brazilian Body Collection, ‘I Am Shiny’ Nathalie Legging  £75 and Florence Top in Black £50 available online at Bodyism.com*

Combine The Flat Tummy Workout with The Better Posture Workout for the ultimate Clean and Lean body.

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