I’m always talking about how usual body movements make great exercises. Well, here’s one for you, and you probably do it every day! Put your socks on…again and again.
What I mean is that the motion that you go through to put socks on, and take them off, for that matter, is excellent for an abdominal flex workout, if you do it with that purpose in mind.
Different than a crunch exercise from a laying position, this one you perform from a sitting posture. And, if you are feeling particularly spunky, then try it from a standing position, but have something sturdy to grab, in case you lose your balance. This is done one leg at a time, of course.
Lift your leg up like you are putting a sock on and grab your foot with both hands. Hold that pose for 10 seconds while flexing your stomach muscles tightly, and with intensity. Put your leg down and relax for about 10 seconds before doing it again. Do not stop breathing. Got the movement? Do that repetitively 10 times, and then switch to the other leg for a set of 10.
Be sure to flex your abs all the way through the up, hold, and down movements. That is what wi\ll hit many of your muscle fibers and stress them. Combine this
exercise with a floor crunch (You didn’t think I was going to let you get away
without doing those, did you?) set and you’ll feel a ‘burn’ in your gut. That is what you want.
Commit to fit!