Workouts don’t have to be complicated! I have put together a 5-minute ab workout! Want more I suggest repeating one or two more times!
- 10 Single Leg Toe Tap
- 10 Double Leg Toe Tap
- 10 Slow Bicycles
Repeat 3 times!
Single Leg Toe Tap
What is a single-leg toe touch?
Lay on your back arms to the side making sure your back is flat on the ground and not arching. If you feel your back is arching up slightly lift your pelvis up and down. Bring your knee up to a 90-degree angle or tabletop, directly over your hips. Engage your core by bringing one foot down just touching the floor bring back to a tabletop repeat on the other side. inhale deeply then slowly exhale as you lower your left foot to the ground keeping your knee at a 90-degree angle tap. Your toe on the ground lightly
What muscles do single-leg toe touches work?
The primary muscles involved in this move are the rectus and transverse abs, as well as the other core muscles, including your obliques and hips.
Double Toe Tap
Lie on your back with your legs bent and feet flat on the floor. Keep your legs at hips-width apart, and tighten your abdominal muscles. Control the movement as you lower the legs back down, keeping a stable spine. … Repeat this movement, ensuring your back does not arch off the floor.
What muscles do toe taps work?
You rely on the strong muscles in your glutes, hip flexors, quads, hamstrings, calves, and core to properly perform a standing toe tap. Depending on the desired intensity, you can also pump your arms while tapping, which forces your upper body to work and increases the requirements of your core muscles.
What is a slow bicycle?
Lay on your back with your legs bent at a 90-degree angle. Use your hands to gently cradle your neck. Slowly and steadily raise your shoulders slightly off of the ground, and simultaneously bring your knee in toward your chest and rotate at your core to meet opposite elbow to opposite knee.
The faster you perform the exercise the easier it becomes but performing the bicycle crunch at a slow pace provides more abdominal stimulation. The primary muscles worked in the bicycle crunch are the rectus ab, hips, and obliques. Keeping your legs off the ground targets your lower abs.
Hi!! I’m Kristin McConnell, creator of Innovative Health & Fitness, I am an Elite Fitness Trainer and a health and lifestyle blogger! I am a wife to my Amazing husband, Mom of two fabulous kids, and two dogs. We try our best to live a happy and healthy life.