Lately, Tammy’s eight-year old twin daughters are really into 6-pack abs. After watching the American Ninja Warrior TV show and being impressed by the athletes strength, agility and speed, they want to one day compete on the show! They’ve noticed the strong, muscular physiques of the competitors, both men and women. They know they’ll need to be strong to compete and they love to flex their muscles and feel strong. And recently, they even love to look at older boys who have great ab definition–oy! (this already makes us a bit nervous! Tammy tells them she’ll have none of that until they are 35! 🙂 )– and they want to know what they can do to strengthen their abs. Showing them exercises has inspired us to work a little harder on our own abs. After all, who doesn’t want sexier abs? Sign us up! 🙂
Here’s one of Tammy’s latest ab exercises (click on the bottom photo to watch the video). She loves that she can do it anywhere, any time, no equipment needed!
Another part about this exercise that Tammy loves is that it actually stretches and loosens her tight hips (her tight hips lead to a lot of her injuries and are one of her Achilles’ heels so this move kills two birds with one ab exercise! 🙂 )
Watch the video below to see how to do it– or follow these steps for the Knee Circle Plank:
1. Get into a plank position with your palms on the floor, not your elbows.
2. Keep your arms straight and abs tight to keep your body straight like a board, and pull your right knee in towards your chest while you circle the knee in a clockwise and then counterclockwise in a slow controlled movement.
3. Complete seven times with one leg, and then switch to the other leg.
Is that you we see with a six pack?! 🙂
Psst… looking for more at-home exercises? Try these!