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8-Minute Abs: Get Beach Ready!

8-Minute Abs: Get Beach Ready!

8-Minute Abs: V-Up

We created an ab workout that you can do in 8 minutes, without any equipment and get you beach ready. The ab workout includes four exercises: V-Ups, Flutter Kicks, Leg Raises and Knee Tucks.

  • Do each exercise for 50 seconds and give yourself 10 seconds in-between each exercise for rest.
  • Repeat the four exercises one more time and you'll be done in 8 minutes. 

(*if 50 seconds is too challenging to do each exercise, start by doing each exercise for 25 seconds with 5 seconds of rest between each exercise. Repeat the circuit for a total of 4 times to get the full 8 minutes.)

Tips:

  • Squeeze the abs tighter with each breathe. Try to have the feeling of pulling your belly button into your spine. 
  • Its not about getting in as many reps as you can, but doing it right. By doing the ab exercises slower and controlling the movement, you will get more definition in your abs. 

8-Minute Ab Video


How To Do Each Exercise: 

V-Ups

  1. Start by laying flat on your back with your arms fully extended directly above your shoulders
  2. Next, lift both your head and legs at the same time reaching through your fingertips to your toes
  3. Focus on looking upward to support your neck and squeeze your abs
  4. Control the movement, the slower you go, the more you will activate your abs
  5. Return back to the starting position

Flutter Kicks

  1. Start by placing your hands either under your back or by your sides for support
  2. Lift your head and legs off of the ground and squeeze your abs (*if you feel it in your back: raise  your legs higher off the ground and/or slightly bend your knees)
  3. Alternate your legs up and down in controlled short movements

Leg Raises

  1. Start by placing your hands either under your back or by your sides for support
  2. Lift your head, focusing your eyes upward and squeeze your legs together
  3. Lift both legs together up and down while squeezing your abs (*if you feel like your abs are not contracted, shorten up the leg raises to focus on your abs)

Knee Tucks

  1. Start by placing your hands either under your back or by your sides for support
  2. Lift your head, focusing your eyes upward
  3. Bend your knees, pull your legs into your chest and then extend back out
  4. Feel like you are pulling your legs from your lower abs, squeeze your abs throughout the movement
Beach Circuit: Get your Legs Toned and Butt Lifted

Beach Circuit: Get your Legs Toned and Butt Lifted

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