Blast Your Abs!


Hi everyone,

Some of the best exercises are the simplest, and they need the least equipment too. Take abs for example, I did a demo video today for Andrew’s blog to show some of the most effective exercises to define the midsection (once your body fat is low enough). I only used a mat, towel, stability disc and a chin up bar. And the best thing is you don’t need to do all of these exercises either. Just using a towel is enough to maximise the effectiveness of the crunch!

Andrew has written an article about Training Abs and Core Explaining how to achieve the “Holy Grail” of a six pack, like he has. I am edging ever closer, but for those who follow me on facebook, you will know that I am way too easily tempted off the straight and narrow path of eating like a lady lol!

Although I follow Intermittent Fasting, this is not a guaranteed route to success, as you can’t be pigging out on more than your fair share of calories and expect to get a six pack :( So alas I am lagging behind. But tomorrow marks the start of a new week and a new promise to be good!!

You can check out the exercises below, or you can skip over to Andrew’s blog to catch the full story.

Using these exercises on their own, or in combination with other exercises in a workout, will blast those abs right out. I love the stability disc, so simple yet SO effective. Also the hanging knee raises are great! If you can hang from your hands without using slings you will develop your grip and your serratus anterior muscles which give the ribs and obliques a nice muscular appearance. And this is the best way to define and strengthen the lower abdominal muscles.

Anyway, I will be back tomorrow with a full workout for you guys, so stay tuned and enjoy the rest of your weekend :)


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6 Responses

  1. John says:

    Hi Marianne,
    Is this workout done in reps or for time? And how many rounds? I did 2 after my sandbag workout and was hurtin’ !
    Thanks, John

    • Marianne says:

      Hi John, you could do them for time if you like. 45 seconds of each exercise for 3 rounds would give you a nice burn. :)

      • John says:

        Hi Marianne…how would you recommend utilizing this workout? Every day, every ther day? In conjunction with whatever workout you’re doing that day?
        Thanks, John

        • Marianne says:

          You can include it as part of your workouts, or add it on after cardio days (if you have them) but, honestly I rarely do any of the ab work, it kind of bores me and, I get much better ab results from what I already do. I may occasionally do some side raises, core stability work or, now that I have the pull up bar, hanging leg raises which are superior to any of the crunches. If you can do them, I would. But, if it’s something you like to do, you can surely do this every day if you feel like it – there are no rules :) Go with what you feel like. :D

  2. Missy says:

    All I can say is: You lucky girl! ;)

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