Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Workout Wednesday: Side Arm Abdominal Twist


Anyone feeling a little weighed down from the holiday sweets yet? Don't let the holidays ruin your fitness goals, and detour you away from your gym regimen. You got this girl!

 If you follow me on snapchat then you'll see my daily workout snap, which usually consists of working on my abs and running. I've said time and time again, but abdominal exercises are my all time favorite. I love doing side arm planks to work the obliques, and creating different variations to target more of the abdominal wall. Let us dive into the details...

What you will need: Just yourself

Primary targeted muscles:  Abs & Obliques

Secondary targeted muscles: Shoulder, Glutes, and Quads

Modification for wrist injury: Drop down to forearm

Start by in the side arm plank position by having supporting wrist under shoulder, and hips stacked. Press your hips up as high as you can. Extend your other arm reaching to the ceiling.

Reach the arm down for the supporting oblique, creating a twisting movement in the waist. Repeat again. You want to perform the exercise 15 reps on each side for 4 sets. 

While this exercise may seem easy, and almost elementary, it's super effective. Ahhhh....the burn is so good!
Bra: Alo Yoga / Top: Splits 59 c/o / Leggings: Lululemon / Lips: Lipsense - Heartbreaker via @kissable_lips_by_krista c/o

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4 comments:

  1. I LOVE this move! Planks are seriously god's gift to abs, especially side planks like the one you're doing! Adore your sports bra, too!
    --Roxanne
    Glass of Glam

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    1. Why thank you!!! Alo yoga is one of my all time favorite activewear brands!

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  2. Looking so pretty and beautiful...such a new style made with your style...great collection....have a nice time...

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