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Don’t “Waist” My Time Workout

I got a great nights sleep and was up early this morning. I was at the gym 20 minutes early waiting on them to open the doors. I decided to sit in the car and come up with a workout. We all have a body part that is troublesome. Mine is my abdominals. I have never had the six pack abs, but I could manage to get it tight and some what flat. After giving birth to three large boys, I seem to have some extra skin in that area and no matter how much weight I lose I can’t seem to tighten it up. I have been doing Yoga, and just recently started Pilates Class to try and help tighten that area. My diet is very clean, so I know it is a matter of exercise. I always do my core work last, so it’s easy to skip it. But today I decided I would dedicate my workout to emphasizing the waist and abdominals. I knew the only way I would do it is if I mixed it in with my favorite body part, my legs and butt. So after I did some back and bicep work, I finished off with this nice HIIT workout.

I used my Ugi ball and 15 lb. dumbbells. Set your Gym Boss timer to 30 second work/ 10 second rest and 32 rounds (you will repeat 4 times through). You can set it for 8 rounds and rest before starting the next round. I worked straight through, but do whatever is comfortable for your fitness level.

1) Squat Woodchop Right

(I stood on my Ugi ball to squat so that I would engage the core even more. I used a 15 lb. dumbbell to press and twist overhead.)

2) Squat Woodchop Left

(I stood on my Ugi ball to squat so that I would engage the core even more. I used a 15 lb. dumbbell to press and twist overhead.)

3) Shoulder tap Push-ups

4) Egg Drop Jump Lunge Combo

5) Windmill

6) Renegade Row

(I used 15 lb. dumbbells)

7) Plank on Ball Cross right knee under/ reptile knee/ leg out to side

(Hold in plank position with feet elevated on a ball, bench or whatever you have available. Pull the right knee under body and across to left side. Then pull knee to right shoulder, keeping leg parallel with the floor. Then with leg straight, bring it out to right side keeping it parallel with the floor. Back to ball and repeat.)

8) Plank on Ball Cross Left knee under/ reptile knee/ leg out to side

(Hold in plank position with feet elevated on a ball, bench or whatever you have available. Pull the left knee under body and across to left side. Then pull knee to left shoulder, keeping leg parallel with the floor. Then with leg straight, bring it out to the left side keeping leg parallel with the floor. Back to ball and repeat.)

I will get videos for the last 2 exercises.

Let me know how you did.

My scores:

11, 8, 8, 8

10, 9, 8, 8

13, 14, 14, 13

2, 2, 2, 2

15, 16, 16, 16

13, 14, 14, 14

4, 5, 5, 5

4, 5, 5, 5