WHITTLE YOUR MIDDLE

Abs aren’t always the problem, sometimes it’s your core that needs a little attention.  Check out these core strengthening moves:
SUMO SQUAT JUMP – targets core, butt and legs
  1. Stand with feet slightly wider than hip width apart
  2. Squat tapping floor or shins with hands
  3. From Squat jump as high as you can, landing feet together, then jump back out, landing in sumo squat position.
  4. Do 12 reps

TEASER –targets core
  1. Lie face up with legs and arms extended towards ceiling
  2. Lower legs toward floor and arms behind head about 45 degrees until you feel your back arching slightly
  3. Return to start
  4. Do 8 reps

KICKED UP CURTSY LUNGE-targets shoulders, core, butt and legs
  1. Stand with feet hip width apart, arms by sides
  2. Lunge right leg back, crossing it behind left and bend both knees 90 degrees to do a slight curtsy
  3. Stand up on left leg, lifting right knee out to side and extend arms out at shoulder height with elbows bent at 90 degrees
  4. Return to curtsy and lower arms to sides
  5. Do 8 reps, switch sides and repeat

Repeat the above circuit 2 more times.

FITNESS MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2011

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