If you want to make sure you get to the gym, there's nothing better than meeting a friend! You don't want to let them down, so you know you have to be there. Here are three moves you can do together to get a full ab workout. Curtis Hyde, a Certified Personal Trainer with 24-Hour Fitness, shows us how:
Elbows against knees, rocking back and forth:
Pull knees to your chest when lying on your back, placing elbows so they touch your knees. Make sure you do not allow a gap of air between them while in motion. Lift shoulder blades off the ground by crunching your body up. After you are set, have your partner pull on your feet causing your body to rock back and fourth. Make sure to stay in the starting position when in movement.
Plank High 5:
Lie on the floor with hands on the ground and toes pointed into the floor. Exhale and pull your belly button to your spine, lift your body as if someone attached a string to your hips and lifted you up. Keep your body flat and make sure not to allow your hips to sag (this will cause lower back pain). After you are set, alternate giving each other a high five. Encourage each other and get a few laughs in!
Back-to-back, twist with ball:
Stand back to back with your partner, holding the medicine ball. Before moving, be sure to squeeze stomach tight to pull belly button to your spine. With your body in position, rotate to your partner and hand off the ball, then immediately twist on the opposite direction to take the hand off from your partner. Make sure you have a firm grip before rotating again.
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