Easiest Top 6 Workouts For A Six-Pack This Holiday

The Easiest Top 6 Workouts


For A Six-Pack This Holiday (With Photos)


 


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The best part of the holidays is also the hardest. Unless you are squeaky clean with your eating habits, sticking to our “diet” can be difficult. Whether it is the main course or dessert, we are all guilty of overindulging at some point, right? Thank you for being honest; it takes a lot of courage. Being honest with yourself this holiday may not lend to better eating habits, but it’ll lead to your best body yet! Using the Keep it Simple Stupid (KISS) method, let us explore the easiest top 6 workouts to obtain or maintain a six-pack this holiday season with all the deliciously good food.


 


1. Plank it Up!


Are you weak to stop giving in to temptation due to your lack of self-control? Do you have weak inner-core muscles? For the sake of this article, let’s go with weak inner-core muscles; thank me later!  Getting an early start on the perfect pair of abs this holiday season begins with planks. They’re perfect for the shy beginner and for the fitness expert because aside from sagging in the middle, it’s hard to mess up the technique. Planks are the go-to for an easy and multi-beneficial ab or inner core workout.     


 


How To: Start with your forearms on the floor and elbows under your shoulders. Stretch each leg out with feet facing down and lift yourself up by using your forearms. Keep your knees and hips in line with one another as well. You should work on keeping your spine straight while holding for 20-30 seconds depending on your fitness level, and then slowly lower yourself. Repeat these steps 3 to 4 times to achieve those perfect abs and better posture.



 


2. Good ol’ Old Fashion Sit Ups for the Mix-Ups


 


When it comes to the holidays, we want the most bang for our buck! That’s why we are choosing sit-ups over crunches this year. Sit-ups work two muscles groups at the same time; the rectus abdomens and hip flexors. They allow for a fuller range of motion, which we are looking for to optimize our workout and energy.


Fun fact: It takes a total of 7 muscles to do a sit up and you burn approximately 20 calories per sit up. If that doesn’t make you feel better about sitting up and grabbing seconds, then who knows what will.


How to: Lay on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Place your hands on opposite shoulders, so your arms are crossed, or simply place hands behind head. With your abs tight and feet flat, lift your head then your shoulders up to your knees. Hold that position for a second and lay back down. You should repeat this exercise 10-12 times, depending on your fitness level.



 


3. Undo What Has Been Done With Reverse Crunches


 


Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be over and the New Year will be here. Who are we kidding to say that we’re not going to attempt another fitness regimen? No one! So it’s time to reverse the damage that this season may or may not have brought. Reverse crunches are great at working at that stubborn lower paunch that sticks around even after everyone else has left.


How To: Begin lying on your back with your hand’s on the ground next to your hips. Lift your legs up with a small bend in your knee. Lift your hips a couple of inches and hold for a second. Lower your hips then begin again. Complete 3 sets of 12 to 15 reps for the optimal reversed damage.




 


4. Drop It Like It’s Hot


 


Don’t count a leg workout from your ab routine. Squats are the new crunch, except even better! If you’ve ever been told to keep your abs tight when doing a squat, it’s because if you didn’t, you would succumb to the weight and fall. Squats force the abs and spinal erectors to work in overtime to maintain correct position.


How To: Start with positioning your feet shoulder-width apart. Remember to keep feet on the floor at all times while performing this exercise. Lift your chest up and look forward. Inhale, and squat while keeping your spine neutral. Stand up while breathing out the breath you took. Repeat for 3 sets of 10 to 12.




  1. 5. Baby It’s Cold!

 


Not like the weather though. More like the Cold War that took place in Russia, where Russian Twist is believed to be from. With all the love in the air, let’s keep it going with building love handles we actually love by performing Russian Twist. When you perform this move you are engaging the oblique muscles that rotate your torso. Without strong oblique muscles, your core support falls on the abdomen and lower back.


How To: Start in the position of a sit-up. Extend your arms out in front of you and powerfully twist your upper body to one side then back to the other. Continue to alternate sides for 3 sets of 15.



6. Walk It Out


 


We spend so much time with the people we love around this time of the year. Being with your favorite people on some of your favorite days is what holidays are about. What a better time then, to get everyone to walk right out of their holiday pants with Walkouts. Walkouts are another great stabilizer ab exercise that works all your muscles.


How To: With your feet hip-width apart, bend your knees and place your hands flat on the ground. Keeping your abdominal muscles tight, walk your hands away from your body while safely doing so. Hold that position for one count then return to starting position.


Things To Remember: We all have abs. However, we all don’t have those sizzling defined core muscles that probably could fry an egg on top. That’s okay though because the only thing separating you from normality to frying an egg on your stomach is pure body fat percentage. Some of us hold more body fat than others and that’s perfectly ok. What’s important to remember is that our bodies are not a “One-Size Fit’s All” suit you slip on and off when you want. Our bodies, just like our loved ones this season, need some TLC.



 


 


 


 


 


 

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