It is no secret that getting a toned stomach and starting to see those abs is seriously hard to achieve! I think people sometimes believe that you can just do 100’s of crunch and that will magically give you abs – I wish it was that easy!!
If I am totally honest with you, it really is true what they say, abs are made in the kitchen! Obviously, it is really important to work your core to keep it toned and strong but it is equally important to get your nutrition on point. For some healthy recipes inspo click here.
The other thing that is important to know, is that abs aren’t always going to be permanently there, especially as a girl! Everything from hormones, stress, time of the month and everything in between can make you bloated and carry extra water weight – so don’t stress if one day you wake up with a flat stomach and the next day you don’t, it is completely natural and EVERYONE goes through it. No-one is perfect!
BUT working out that core is so important to stay strong and get those abs burning! Here are my top ab moves from Results With Lucy for you to try out at home – let me know how you get on.
1. Cycle Feet Crunch
Lay down on the floor, keeping your back flat on the floor. Bend your knees and keep feet in line with your hips. Place your hands on your temples (as if you have a headache!) and the crunch upwards, bring your knees to your chest at the same time. Ensure you engage your abs and don’t use your neck to lift you up! Repeat for the full 45 seconds.
2. Knee Tuck Crunch
Stay on the floor for this one too! Keep your legs bent and back against the floor. With your hands on your head, lift up and bring your opposite elbow to knee and then repeat this movement on the opposite side before returning to your start position. Repeat this cycle for 45 seconds and feel that burn in the abs!
3. Plank Transfer
It’s just a normal plank but up a level! Get into a plank position with your arms extended, keeping your straight back and in line with your hips. Lower one arm to the floor and then the next one and then pop yourself back onto one arm and the other. This one really works your arms and abs! Crop tops here we come!!
Complete 10-15 reps of each move and then repeat the circuit three times for max burn!
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