How to Find the Motivation to Exercise

The last couple months we have focused on a number of exercises to improve our bikini bods and have us ready to hit the beach this summer. ┬áBut, without finding the motivation to take action, those exercises won’t do us a bit of good. ┬áLearn how to accept your challenge for a Pretty Hard Workout and find your motivation to exercise using these tips from our expert guest blogger: The 3 P’s to Finishing Your Challenge Have a...

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Medicine Ball Exercise for Great Abs

Wood Chop Abs I love the Medicine Ball Wood Chop for targeting the abs. It’s performed in a standing position, so it engages your entire core, including your back and hips. Plus the full, cross-body movement is an excellent way to target the obliques and the rectus abdominus. To perform the movement, stand with your knees shoulder width apart, your knees slightly bent. Hold a medicine ball with both hands so that it’s...

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Work Your Transverse Abdominals

Are you guilty of sucking in your stomach when you look in the mirror – or pulling in that belly when you’re out and about and see someone walk by? C’mon – we all do it! As today’s guest blogger tells us – keep it up! Just lie on your back and suck in that gut – it is a real exercise that actually builds muscle! Vacuum for Tight Abs No, I don’t mean you should break out the vacuum...

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Plank Variations for Great Abs

Plank Variations for Great Abs Plank with Alternating Leg – This is a challenging movement that will get your lower body involved while building a stronger core in the process. Begin by getting into the prone plank position with your heels up and your elbows bent with your forearms stabilized on the floor. Next, bring one leg up about one-two inches above the floor and hold for 10 seconds. Keep your leg and knee that are in the...

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Hoop It Up for Great Abs!

Hula hooping is one of those exercises that makes you feel like a kid again! SO much fun! Rach was excited when we told her she would be hula hooping as one of the ab exercises this month. I LOVE hula hooping! My sons and I do it all the time in the summer. We have competitions and try to make each other laugh by walking while spinning the hoop or trying to do more than one hoop at a time. The day after we do this – my core is...

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