In case you haven’t noticed we are rounding the corner to summer and that means bare skin. This past winter and even spring as you sat watching Scandal or Gas Monkey Garage your arms and abs turned to total flab. Yes chicken skin flab.
Now you can stand there staring in the mirror or you can get into action.. Designed by Acacia TV trainer Deazie Gibson and strength training/crossfit specialist, these four cool moves will get you awesome and chiseled arms and abs .
Start on the floor on hands and knees and balls of feet. Tighten core and lift knees off the floor, keeping hands and feet planted. Simultaneously lift opposite hand and opposite foot and move forward. Alternate sides keeping a steady cadence as you crawl forward. Stay low, keeping your butt, hips and shoulders in alignment. Do 10 steps going forward then back and repeat three times.
Start sitting on a bench or chair with hands at the edge with finger tips facing heels, arms straight by your side and shoulder width apart. Scooch off the bench just enough to where your back and butt are almost touching the bench. Straighten the legs, weight on the heels, toes pointed up and look straight ahead. Chest up and maintain contact with the bench throughout the reps. Lower your body down but don’t let the butt touch the floor then press up through the heels of your hands. If you need to modify bend the knees. For an advanced level place your heels on a bench or chair keeping your legs straight.
Repeat ten times and complete three sets.
Lateral push ups
Get down in the push-up position but place your hands closer than shoulder width apart, arms and legs straight and weight on the balls of the feet. Step your left hand out to the side greater than shoulder width apart. Now push-up. Bring the left hand back to the starting position. Step right hand to the side greater than shoulder width apart, and push-up. Repeat the move and continue alternating sides. Repeat ten times and complete three sets.
These are similar to mountain climbers except the knees are outside the hands towards the elbow. Get into the push-up position with arms and legs straight and weight on the balls of your feet. Pull left knee to the L elbow then switch and R knee to the R elbow in a jogging tempo pace like mountain climbers. Be sure to keep the eyes on the floor so that the neck is not stressed. Lift the hips and midsection not allowing the hips to sag. Complete ten reps per leg for three sets.