Hello! I just recently posted a scary #selfie of my “abs” and that sparked some girls asking for workout tips. Y’all…. I am by NO MEANS an expert. In fact, I am still often times trying to figure out how to improve my own physic. I have many battles with myself mentally where I never feel good enough physically. So…no I do not know all the tricks. I know a lot of facts though and I do LOVE to workout. Because of this, I love to share my tips and tricks, my trials and errors, what works for me and what doesn’t. Feel free to try this easy at home workout and see if this helps you! If anything, it will for sure give you some great new ideas!
I call this the Dancer Workout because it gives you the long, lean muscle physic of a dancer. Plus, well….I’m a dancer and I make my students do a lot of these in class!
Curtsey lunges (10 reps, both sides) (keep front foot facing forward and take your “lunging” leg behind you at a diagnal like a curtsey! GET LOW!). Lunge back, then squeeze your core and bring your leg up to “passe” or bent knee, foot connecting at your knee. Then go back down.
Sumo Squats (15 reps): Keep your toes and feet slightly turned out. Drop your booty allll the way down, then go back up and squeeze your booty at the top. Repeat!
Toe Rises (25 Reps x 2): Start with your feet in first position (heels together, toes pointing outward). Go up on your toes and then back down 25 times. Keep your knees straight. Then, take your heels out so that your feet are both facing the front (parallel) and do 25 again.
Plank Hold (45 seconds): Go on your forearms for a better burn. Make sure you squeeze your belly button to your spine and shoulder blades together. Keep your neck in line with your body.
Single Leg Bicycle Crunch (25 each side): Laying on your back with your knees bent and feet planted on the floor, bring your left knee up to your right elbow (twist, like the bicycle) and then back down. That is one. Do 25 on the left, then 25 on the right. Keep your core tight and really twist.
Butterfly Abs: These are killer. Start on your back with your legs in the “butterfly” position (yes, kinda awkward). Squeeze your core. Do 20 regular crunches like this (slow crunches). Then, raise your heels up to about halfway (again, squeeze your core, belly button to spine). Do 20 regular crunches like this. Finally, do crunches where you stay in butterfly and bring your knees to your elbows. Do 10 like this! Then repeat all again!
Girl push-up variations: These are so good too. Do girl push-ups (on your knees and squeeze your core). Regular push-ups, so arms bent and make a box when you do a push-up. Do 7! Then bring your arms into your side for military push ups. Do 7! Then, take your hands back to the box but at a diagonal. So right arm is up more than your left. Do 7 and then switch and do 7 more. Finally, bring your hands to make a triangle right underneath your chest. Do 7!
Jump Squats! Yall know these. Do 20. It burns.
Jump Lunges (scissor lunges). Switch between lunges. Left and Right is one rep. Do 10!
Then repeat circuits! Do all circuits 3 times! Such a good workout.
Let me know if you try this!!