Standing Ab Workout for Women Over 40
Standing abs workout – no planks, or crunches! Great for diastasis recti.
This standing only ab workout is great if you have diastasis recti, or if planks and traditional ab work bother your wrists, shoulders or low back, or if you just don’t feel like getting down on the ground.
I recommend this workout before a cardio or strength workout, and I also could see this as a great little “quick” workout for those days you don’t have the oomph or the time.
…And I hope you like my assistant who appears halfway through.
TIP: Standing ab exercises are not going to give the “burn” that you would feel with traditional mat ab exercises… but that does not mean that your abs are not firing up.
If you can feel them stabilizing your spine, and your waist muscles engaged with the twisting movements then you are golden. If you don’t feel them, then I recommend that you slow the movement down, put your mind in your muscle, and focus on the abs. OK? OK!
1. Alternating windmills
2. Knee up with twist
3. Cross jabs
4. Sumo squat hold with side bend
5. Left knee side crunch to crossover
6. Right knee series
2 x 45sec
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