Develop a flat stomach and strong core with these 8 exercises for each part of your ABS, in just 4 weeks.  We’ll post 2 exercises every week for you to add to your program to keep you busy and looking great.

Week 1: Upper ABS

Perform the exercise for the specified number of repetitions. Do 1 set each before repeating them for another 2 sets.

Traditional Crunch: Lie on your back with your knees bent and your hands behind your head. Slowly crunch up, bringing your shoulder blades off the ground. Pause for 2 seconds then go back to the starting position. That’s 1 repetition. Repeat for 20 repetitions.

Toe Touches: lie on your back with your legs raised directly over your hips; your knees can be slightly bent. Raise your arms straight up, pointing your toes and relax your neck. Use your abs to raise your rib cage towards your pelvis, lift your shoulder blades off the ground and reach towards your toes. Hold for a second. Lower your shoulders to the ground and repeat for 15 repetitions.

Exercises all courtesy of personal trainer, Cameron Pratt.


Cameron Pratt

30, 7th Avenue Parktown North

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