Strengthen Your Abs & Back with 1 Easy Exercise

Strengthen Your Abs & Back with 1 Easy Exercise

When it comes to health, most men think they’re invincible. In fact, a lot of guys don’t visit the doctor unless they break a bone or need thirty stitches.

The truth is we don’t need to be fitness superheroes to save ourselves. If you’ve been treating exercise like your Kryptonite, try this simple exercise next time you’re streaming your favorite show: The Superman, an easy exercise that’ll make you feel like the Man of Steel in no time.

Here’s how it’s done:
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  1. It’s a bird, it’s a plane … nope, it’s just you, face-down on the floor with your arms and legs fully extended.
  2. From this position, lift your arms, chest and legs off the floor for two seconds at a time. In case you missed it, this is your Caped Crusader pose. Pro tip: This really works your lower back, so focus on squeezing those muscles for the best results.
  3. Slowly lower your arms, legs and chest back to a resting position.
  4. Repeat for a total of 5-10 repetitions (aka. reps).

 

For a greater challenge:

Try a single push-up between each Superman, and aim for three sets of 5-10 Superman reps.

Give it a few weeks and the Lois Lane in your life won’t be able to keep her hands off you.

Disclaimer: Remember to consult your physician or other qualified health professional for any changes to your physical activity. Only qualified health providers can provide health care by examining your health history, as well as your current physical, mental and emotional condition, and use their expertise and experience to advise you.

Get Lumberjack-Fit with Mountain Climbers

Get Lumberjack-Fit with Mountain Climbers

Get fit and strong fast with one exercise that does it all. Mountain Climbers will get you lumberjack-fit as the movement helps to increase your cardio, strength, flexibility and blood circulation. This exercise is also great to help show off those ab muscles that are hibernating.

Be prepared for Mountain Climbers to get challenging fast as it works your full body –  strengthening your core, shoulders, chest, hips, hamstrings and glutes.

Get climbing and let us know what you think in the comment section below! 

 

Movement:

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1.  Start in a push-up position with your hands placed wider than shoulder width. Keep your arms completely straight and squeeze your glutes (a.k.a. butt muscles). Your body should form a straight line from head to feet. 

 

 

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2.  Keeping your lower-back posture strong, lift your right foot to raise your right knee towards your chest. Return to the starting position and raise your left knee to your chest. Alternate back and forth for 30 seconds or until you feel the burn.

  

Add this to your workout: Complete 3 sets of eight to twelve reps for each leg. To make the exercise more difficult, speed up how fast you “climb” while keeping the correct posture. As you get stronger, you can add variations.

 

Works: Abs, Lower Back, Upper Back, Shoulders, Chest, Hamstrings, Hips, Glutes.

 

 

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