Workout Series: Abs

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I can only speak for myself, but I know there is no worse feeling than that of being bloated or flabby. When I skip the gym for a while, and carb-binge, I notice the difference in my stomach right away. My stomach fluctuates, depending on how much cheese and bread I’m eating.

The best part about abs is that you can use them to trick people. If your stomach is ripped, you can have thicker thighs or arms and get away with it. Its almost as though the eyes go straight to the abs. Work on your abs, and the rest will follow!

Like with anything in life, you have to be consistent. Consistency is key. You can’t do one intense ab class and expect to see a difference. Especially if you aren’t watching what you eat.

Exercise should be a routine, and second nature. Abs are an exceptionally easy exercise because you don’t need equipment or a gym. You can squeeze in crunches anywhere. Take 10 minutes from your day to lay on the floor and do these basic exercises that will keep your stomach looking the way you want it to.

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Bicycle Crunches

Reps: 1 minute

Tip: Keep your core tight as you touch your elbows to your knee. Look in the direction that you are going, and make sure your head follows.

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Russian Twists

Weight: 10 lbs

Reps: 4 sets of 20

Tip: This is the best exercise for achieving a smaller waist. This sucks in your obliques and gives you an hour glass shape.ab2 Leg Kicks

Weight: 10 lbs

Rep: 50 (25 each leg)

Tip: This directly targets the lower abs, which is the hardest place to tone. It is important that you keep your core strong while lowering each leg. Use the weight for balance and for an extra challenge.
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Scissors

Reps: 50 (25 each leg)

Tip: Place your hands under your butt cheeks to support your lower back. Use your core for stability. This will burn quickly, but I promise you, it will suck away your lower tummy fat.
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Hand-to-shin Sit Up

Rebs: 3 sets of 12

Tip: Don’t cheat yourself. Make sure you make it all the way to your shin, and back.

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Combining crunches & bicycle crunches

Reps: 3 sets of 10 (15 each side)

Tip: This is a combination of 2 very basic ab workouts that will make you want to cry. The name of the game is to do simple, but efficient work.

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Makeup by Susie K

 

  • Miska Sykora

    Just finished..crazy good my abs are burning. Love how simple and straight-forward the workouts are.

    • http://camimorrone.com Cami Morrone

      That makes me so happy!!

  • Veronica

    Please make a workout series for butt/legs! i’m loving these

    • http://camimorrone.com Cami Morrone

      Coming soon!

  • Ana

    Hi! I am loving your blog it is awesome. Can you please post what you eat in a regular day?

    • http://camimorrone.com Cami Morrone

      Will do!

  • Joanne

    Love love love your workout series!
    I actually find them the best I have found so far :) However, have you thought about doing workout videos? I personally find it even easier and more motivational/inspirational to watch someone do the excercises and reps as we do them – and judging from my perception of you and your personality from your insta/blog/yt-channel, I think you would be the perfect workout instructor!
    Totally loving the GIF’s and waiting in excitement for more, but just a suggestion I know for sure I would love;)

    Also, on another note, it would be really fun to see more “candid” stuff on your blog/yt! Like pictures you take from your day or vlogging (woow, how I would love that!! i know you have a snapchat and follow you there, but you know), not all professional photograps and videos (though I am loving that as well), but more oppurtinities to get to know YOU!

    love from sweden xx

  • Marina Gkritzioudi

    damn girl you got a strong core I died half way but felt really good when I was done! please do legs and butt workout <3

  • Sinead Ryan

    Please could you do a blog post about your yoga routine?
    I love your workouts and would really appreciate to be able to follow your daily yoga routine