Personal Trainer, fitness blogger and owner of the hardest working abs in the business, Carly Rowena started her YouTube channel to answer client queries via quick exercise tutorials.
Fast forward a year and she has 139k followers, and a successful blog to boot. She put together an exclusive ab workout for us, to get us bikini-ready in no time. If it gets us abs like Carly...
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Repeat one set of each exercise and move onto the next, once you have repeated all 4 exercises rest for 30 seconds and repeat.
1 - Hanging Leg Raises - Using a pull-up bar or playground, grab the bar with an overhand grip, pull your shoulders down, straighten your legs and lift from your hips not your back, if you struggle to bring your legs out in front of your body then bend your legs and bring your knees up to your chest, if too easy pop a DB weight in-between your feet. Repeat x15.
2 - V-ups - Using the floor or a bench simultaneously raise straight legs and torso, reach towards raised feet or knees. Remember to breath out when legs are straight to increase abdominal strength. Repeat x 15.
3 - Weighted V-ups - Using the floor or bench, pop a 2.5kg+ DB in-between your feet and simultaneously raise bent / straight legs into your torso, if you feel back pain adjust your position or turn into a V-Sit by holding the position for as long as possible, aim for 30 seconds.
4 - Leg Raises - Use a bench if there’s one available, let your legs hang off the edge to increase range of motion. Place your hands under your flutes with your palms facing down. Keeping your legs as straight as possible slowly raise your legs perpendicular to the floor, hold contraction at the top for a second then slowly lower back to start position, repeat x 15.