The holidays are upon us and that means all the deliciously hearty and sugary foods are upon us as well. While our hearts may be fuller, our guts are as well. So, to help combat those extra holiday inches here is a quick (and we mean quick) 10-minute ab workout from the Rhone team to blast your holiday gut and get your body moving.
Perform each exercise for 60 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest. Perform 2 sets, working your way through the list and then back up it for round two.
Start in plank position and bring your right knee to your elbow. Place left foot back on the ground, resuming plank position. Alternate sides, bringing your right knee into your elbow. Repeat.
Lie on your back, legs straight with ankles touching. Keep your legs straight and lift them all the way up to the ceiling until your butt comes off the floor. Slowly lower your legs back down until they hover just above the floor. Pause and raise your legs back up towards the ceiling. Repeat.
Start in a traditional plank position with your shoulders over your hands and your weight on your toes. As you engage your core, bring your right knee forward under your chest, with your toes just off the ground and your leg suspended. Return to your plank position and switch legs, bringing the left knee forward. Keep switching legs and begin to pick up the pace until it feels a little like running in place in a plank position. Continue "running" in your plank for one minute.
Lie down on the floor with your legs bent at the knees. Elevate your upper body so that it creates a V-shape with your thighs. Grab a weight (if desired). Lift your legs slightly off the floor, crossing your ankles for support. Twist your torso to the right side, touching the weight to the ground if possible. Hold the twist for a second and gently rotate back towards the center. Now move to the left side, twisting gently. Repeat.
Plank JacksBegin in a plank position with your shoulders over your wrists, your body in a straight line, and your feet together. Engage your core and like a jumping jack, jump your legs out wide and then back together again. Feel free to jump as quickly as you want, but do your best to keep your hips steady and your butt down. Repeat for 1-minute.