Today was a crazy day. Up at 4:30 to get to the gym so my hubby could train his client at 6:30. Once I got to the gym, I started my workout with a rowing warm up. Then it was off to the weights to focus on rhomboids. LOVE working my rhomboids, there’s just something about those muscles that are really sexy, and I WANT MORE, 😉
After killing my rhomboids, it was off into the group exercise room to sweat out a little ab session. Let me tell you something…it was the very first time I’ve ever stepped foot into that room…and it felt weird.
Anyway, today I’m sharing a descending plank workout which is pretty killer.
(but first, I have a confession; I was totally wrong with this post and called it ascending, while it is actually a descending pyramid workout. SMH. I’ve updated the post name and will try not to be so dumb next time.)
We all make mistakes??? Don’t we??
+ Exercise Mat
Complete the following exercises, with the total reps as per below, following this exact order:
50 PLANK KNEE TUCKS
40 SUPERMAN PLANKS
35 PLANK JACKS
30 REVERSE LEG LIFTS
20 SIDE PLANK LIFTS
15 PALM PLANKS TO ELBOW PLANKS
There is no rest between exercises, just work hard and get those abs burning!
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Don’t rush through this workout. Keep a nice and slow tempo, especially when working the obliques with the side plank lifts. If you rush through the workout, your abdominals won’t obtain enough stress in the muscle and really, the workout just won’t feel that hard at all. If you find the exercises too easy, slow down. Count a tempo of 3 seconds with each exercise before releasing the exercise. When it comes to the plank knee tucks, and the plank jacks, these two are a little quicker, so aim for a 2 second tempo.
Remember to keep your abs engaged, squeeze them and maintain the tightness throughout the entire workout.
Now Go Kill It! 😉