The ab workout you can do in a hotel room!
During the colder months here in Australia, we find ourselves escaping the miserable weather for the European Summer sun…Unfortunately our workout routine can be a little tricky to remember after a few too many cocktails on holiday!
When you're on the go, it can become hard to maintain a Summer body. Finding a gym or comfortable place to exercise can be tricky. We've created a hotel friendly ab routine that you can do just about anywhere! Whip out your bathroom towel and lay it on the hotel carpet and get ready to workout that bikini body!
Alternative planks for bikini abs
Lay on your back and make sure it is in neutral and does not arch.
Bring both legs up at a 90-degree angle, slightly bent and alternate bringing one leg down and slowly toe tap the floor.
Bring that leg back up and do the same on the other side.
Do this 15 times on each leg.
*If you are finding this easy, bring both legs down at the same time, keeping your knees straight. Do this for a set of either 15 or 20, depending on core strength.
Bicycle your way to a toned body!
An underestimated classic aimed at working both your upper and lower abs. Laying on your back, lift your legs up at a 90-degree angle with your knees slightly bent. Slowly bring your chest up with your hands behind your head.
Aim your right elbow towards the opposite knee (left).
As you bring your chest up, and move your elbow across your body, straighten the knee that is on the same side as the elbow you are crossing over (right) and then alternate each side.
Move your legs in a bicycle-like movement.
Three-Point Plank away those cocktails!
Put yourself in the standard plank position.
Be conscious your bottom does not creep up too high or sink below your hips. Keep your back in neutral position.
Raise one foot off the ground and hold it there for five seconds.
Squeeze your derrière and alternate each leg every 5 seconds.
This is an awesome core workout that works your abs and your bum!
Lie on your back in a standard crunch position.
Pulling from your belly button, lift your knees up, keeping them together at a 90-degree angle.
Lift them into your chest, so your tailbone is off the ground.
Simultaneously carry out a traditional crunch where you lift your shoulders, head and chest off the ground.
Make sure you are not using your hands to help you!
Then finish in the starting position. Repeat for a set of 15.
For something a little more advanced, straighten your legs and bring them up at a 90-degree angle, keeping them straight.
Then as you lower your legs hover them just off the ground and repeat the movement.
So, there you have it! A few simple ab routines you can use anywhere!
They are perfect for travelling, indoor and outdoor training environments or even in the comfort of your own home. These easy and versatile workouts will have you feel the burn! Who said you needed a gym to look bikini ready?