Are you bored of sit-ups and planks? Or maybe you’re looking for a more challenging ab workout? Luckily, Nike Master Trainer, Kirsty Godso (follow her fitspo account here), is here to get you out of your workout rut. The fitness guru has shared her favourite ab-tastic move that helps to strengthen and sculpt her mid-section.
A strong core is the foundation for a strong body and will help you move with more speed and strength in all of your other activities. With this in mind, this 5-step workout will help target your entire core, improving functional core strength and stabilisation – simple and effective, it’s a win win workout.
From a seated position, place right hand under your right shoulder
Place one foot on top of the other and lift your body off the floor ensuring hips are stacked and your body is a in a long line. Your feet should line up with your hips and your shoulders. Reach top arm up. Reduced intensity option is to either stagger the feet or drop your bottom knee to the ground.
Extend both top arm and leg long and away from each other. Make sure you keep a slight bend in the elbow of your grounded arm and brace core tight to keep your body in a straight line.
Crunch top elbow to top knee to meet in the middle of the body. Focus on trying to draw your elbow as close as you can to your knee whilst keeping your bottom hip lifted so you’re working both sides of the obliques.
Extend arm and leg back away from each other and repeat crunch sequence.