Have you ever used a TRX machine/belt/equipment/whatever you call it, before? I love using these because it makes any body weight workout just that little bit harder. It can also be used to make certain exercises EASIER so that you can build your way up to the regular version. I always like using TRX for a good core workout – now I must mention that this workout can be hard on your wrists and your hands as you are in the plank position the ENTIRE time. Either you can suck it up, or you can get workout gloves. Or you can not do it. I usually just suck it up, and I think my wrists hate me for it. But hey! Who needs wrists, amiright.
Tummy Tightener TRX Workout
Repeat each exercise for 15 reps with a 1 minute rest between exercises. Rest 1 minute between rounds. Repeat 4 times.
1. Knee Tuck to Push Up: I’m sure you’ve all seen a variation of this exercises before. Either with a Swiss ball or on the TRX. Begin in plank position with your hands directly below your shoulders, with a tight core and tight back. Don’t let your back sag or have your butt too high because this is bad form. This will be your position for the entire workout. Start by tucking your knees in together and bringing them close to your armpits. Bring them back out and do a push up. If you cannot do a push up then thats okay, just do knee tucks for the set.
2. Alternating Knees In: Similar to a mountain climber, bring your right knee forward but keep your left leg hanging back. As you bring your right knee back to it’s starting position, switch with your left leg, and bring your left knee forward. Keep your back flat the entire time. You should feel your abdominals contracting as you bring your knees forward, and working your lower abs as you pull them back.
3. Alternating Side Knee Tucks: Once again keep your knees tuck and together for this exercise. Slowly bring your knees up as close to your right elbow as possible, and squeeze, making sure you feel a contraction in your obliques. Bring your legs back to starting position and then repeat on the left side.
4. Plank Walk Outs: These ones are quite difficult, especially after three sets of core exercises before this! Slowly walk your hands about three times in front of you, bringing your body forward. Keep your back flat at all times, and don’t let your hips sag. Bring your body back to starting position and then repeat except this time walk your hands three times to the right. Bring yourself back to starting position and repeat on the left side.
5. Plank to Pike: Lastly, you will be doing the very sexual plank to pike exercise. Bring your feet towards your hands for this one, and raise your glutes at the same time so you are in an upside down V shape. You should be using your hip abductors to bring your feet forward, and feeling your lower abdominals contracting at the same time to bring your feet closer. Slowly bring your feet back out to a plank position. Repeat.
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