CARVE FRANKIE’S CORE

Women's Health (UK) - - THE TRANSFORMERS -

1 WALK­ING PLANK

Do: 3 sets of 30 sec­onds (a) Be­gin in plank with your hands on the floor, arms straight, wrists un­der your shoul­ders and your body straight.

(b) Keep­ing the rest of your body still, lower your­self down onto your fore­arms and then push back up onto your hands. Al­ter­nate which arm you lead with.

2 BI­CY­CLE CRUNCH

Do: 3 sets of 30 sec­onds (a) With both legs in ta­ble-top po­si­tion, cup your hands be­hind your head and lift your shoul­ders off the floor. Keep your el­bows out wide.

(b) Bring your right knee to­wards your body as the left leg ex­tends out straight. Twist your up­per body so your left shoul­der meets your right knee.

3 RUS­SIAN TWIST

Do: 3 sets of 30 sec­onds (a) Sit­ting on the floor, bend your knees and lift your feet. Keep­ing feet and knees to­gether, lean back, en­sur­ing your shoul­ders re­main back and down, and your chest is lifted to­wards the ceil­ing.

(b) Hold­ing a medicine ball, twist to tap it on the floor to the left of your body and then to your right.

4 PLANK JUMP

Do: 3 sets of 30 sec­onds (a) Be­gin in plank po­si­tion with your hands on the floor, arms straight, wrists un­der­neath your shoul­ders and shoul­ders in line with your hips and an­kles.

(b) Jump your feet out away from each other so they’re slightly wider than hip-dis­tance apart. Jump them back to­gether again and re­peat.

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