Despina has added in some floor work too which I rather liked the sound of as it meant I could have a lie down and lose inches at the same time. Fat chance. Try these and let me know if don’t feel your abs screaming:
Glute Bridges – Simple yet effective exercise to help activate and strengthen your glute muscles. Teaches you how to extend your hips, whilst keeping a neutral spine and braced core. To perform, start by lying with you your back to the floor (neutral spine) with your knees bent and feet hip-width apart flat on the floor. Drive your feet through the floor and push through your heels, extend your hips up, keeping your core braced, and squeeze the glutes in the top position. Your body should be straight from your knees to your shoulders. Come back down in a controlled motion and repeat.
Dead Bugs – Excellent exercise to strengthen your core area without putting strain onto you lower back. Also, a great way to work on your co-ordination skills, working your brain and core at the same time. Start by lying flat on the floor and point your arms to the ceiling. Bring your leg up and bend your knees so they are in a 90-degree angle. Make sure that your back is as flat as possible to the floor. Slowly lower one arm and the opposite leg at the same time to the floor. Using your core muscles, bring them back up to the starting position and repeat on the other side.