Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Abs are Made When You Walk Away From the Kitchen

So I'm taking the easy way out today because sometimes life gets in the way and you don't schedule your blogs on the weekend. Whoops!

But the good news is that I wanted to participate in the link-up I found over on Kait's blog!

Today the prompt is "Favorite Core Exercise".


Ha-ha but seriously - the best way I've found to tone up my core is to cut dairy, grains and beans out of my diet (paleo) and drink lots of water. 

But more than tone your core, you want to strengthen it.

That's why I'm sharing with you today a workout from the Tone it Up ladies that they call "The Best Ab Workout".

3 rounds of 15 reps

Scissor Crunch
Starfish Crunch
Side Slimmer
Tummy Tuck
Burpees (!!!!) because they work

Details for each exercise (and a printout) here

May Challenge

Go get your abs on! I smell a plank challenge coming on!

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31 comments:

  1. i also love: landmine rows, goblet squats with a heavy weight, renegade rows, dynamic plank moves, anything pilates, banana to superman...so many! these work your entire core (180 degrees) in addition to working other muscles in your body. i love compound moves because it jacks up your caloric burn, heart rate and works multiple muscles at once :)

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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    1. Landmines kick my ass...in a good way.

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    2. i am scared to find out what landmines are.....

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    3. bananas to supermans make me legit angry. ugh!

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  2. HURRAY thanks for linking up! It really is crazy how much more diet affects our abs/muscle tone than working out - I think I've heard the 60/40 ratio as far as diet/exercise importance?

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  3. I'm always up for a good plank challenge. I did some planking on a stability ball last night with my trainer :)

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  4. Kill me. Burpees. I don't mind planking at all but burpees can go to hell lol

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  5. Planks.. I can do..

    BURPEES.... UGH.. I love them and hate them EQUALLY

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  6. Thanks for linking up! Love the workout and I will be doing i! Burpees and planks are some of my favorites!

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  7. We have the same mind. I just left a comment to Kait about the starfish crunch by the TIU gals. I really love this routine - it's killer for sure!

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  8. I was just about to comment and ask "but how do I do a starfish crunch?!" and then I saw that you linked it.. So now I'm just going to leave this pointless comment here. PS. WATER!

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  9. My abs hurt just reading this post. Thanks to Kay for the water reminder above- let's do this, Tuesday! Hydrate before my afternoon workout sesh with my new playlist to be revealed Friday :)

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  10. well this sounds like a fabulous workout! i have a huge scar on my stomach and all the tissue and whatnot.. no abs for me.. so im gonna keep eating my dairy, beans and grains. haha. jk. its so true about abs being made in the kitchen though.

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  11. The TIU girls have the best exercises but I have to say their ab ones are the best! When I cut dairy out of my diet I see the best results but how do I give up shredded cheese it's like the best on top of everything!!!!

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  12. I did the Tone it Up workout yesterday, those Starfish Crunches, whew I could feel them in my core for sure. LOVE those girls :)

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  13. Cut out dairy? Fuck. That. Hi, gut... guess you're here to stay! :D hahaha

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  14. this looks like a great set of exercises, definitely trying it at the gym this week. Also, now that I'm 4 years out of colliegiate competition, my abs are definitely starting to fade but I don't think I could EVER give up cheese, but as long as I feel good about my body it's a trade-off I can live with.

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  15. ugh i need to get my abs back. i lost them somewhere.

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  16. Going to have give this a try one day. I have a hard time with doing burpees. Due to I slide all around in my living room. I have been doing a challenge this month and that to go a mile everyday. So far I have been getting at least 5 miles in a day.

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  17. No dairy has always been my 2 week prior to vacation bloat fix. I'm going to do this routine today with some kettle bell swings.

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  18. all of the ABS!!!! i want all of them

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  19. Love the TIU girls - I find that I struggle with my abs more than anything...so annoying! But as the saying goes - Abs are made in the kitchen!!

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  20. I was looking for a good core exercise to do tonight, this may murder me.. but thanks in advance.

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  21. Thus is intense but Im saving it and Im going to try it!

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  22. DEFINITELY adding this to my "tone legs" in 30 days...thanks friend!

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  23. Can we talk about how much I haaaaaaate burpees. I dont even like the name. Yet, they work.

    I need to do ALL of the core exercises. That is my trouble spot. Because beer.

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  24. I do that ab routine on the regular! It's great! But you're right, abs are made in the gym but revealed in the kitchen. I'm not sure I could cut out dairy entirely but I know I feel a lot better when I limit it.

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  25. ooohhh burpees! UGH! but yes they work.
    LOVE the quote too!

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  26. I have done this workout on two separate occasion and it kills! But that's how you know it works! I have been loving all the posts on Tone it Up for their #bikiniseries! They are truly kickin my butt!

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