Latina Fitness With Evelyn Lozada: How to Flatten Your Tummy With a Super-Ab Workout!

Hello Everyone!

I’m very excited about my first blog entry with Latina.com! This is certainly an honor and I look forward to sharing my health and fitness secrets with ALL of you!  I have consulted with Celebrity trainer, Tim Hamilton of GetFit Trim (@gitfittim), who has helped me modify several different workouts not only for myself (but also for you!). 

Sidebar: Sometimes, I work out so hard that I get nauseous, but I promise not to do that to you. LOL.

Currently, I'm filming, so I'm a busy bee, but I ALWAYS have time to work out my abs! I normally begin my morning with a very healthy breakfast that consists of plain oatmeal and a 2oz shot of youthH2O, which provides me with my super foods, Vitamin C and natural energy to start my day! YouthH2O is basically a salad in a bottle and super healthy. 

Today, I’m going to share with you one of my super ab workouts, which consists of three exercises that will definitely help all you beauties flatten your tummy!  Remember, my AB workouts vary, and are always changing.  :)

Warm-Up with a 60 second plank!

To begin, I always start my ab exercises with a warm-up.  I recommend that you do the same in order to wake up your abs prior to engaging in a strenuous workout. 

The 60-second plank is a great way to help you build endurance in your abs and back.

Action:

·      Lie face down on a mat resting on the forearms with your palms flat on the floor.

·      Push off the floor, raising up onto your toes and resting on your elbows.

·      Remember; keep your back flat, in a straight line from head to heels.

·      Tilt your pelvis and contract your abdominals to prevent your buttocks from sticking up in the air or sagging in the middle.

·      Hold this position for 60 seconds, then lower and repeat for 3 reps (for beginners, you can hold for 30 seconds).  :)

Now, on to the “not so easy” ab workouts, keep in mind; if you are a beginner, you can decrease the amount of reps. We are going to start off with the Russian Twist below:

The Russian Twist

This exercise works the abs and the oblique’s. You’ll have to work extra hard to stabilize your torso as you twist in a controlled motion from side to side.

What you will need: 10lb barbell plate or 10lb dumbbell

Action:

·      Start with your back on the floor and your feet flat on the ground.

·      Crunch your abs until you are resting on your tailbone, and twist from side to side, then return to center.

·      Holding the 10lb barbell plate to your chest, release and return to starting position with your back flat on the ground.

·      Do 3 sets of 40 reps. 

** Rest 15 seconds in between each exercise, and 60 seconds rest in between each full set, for 3 total sets.

 

Leg Raise

The leg raise to me is a great lower ab exercise.  You can add weight if you want, but of course it will make the technique more complex. However, if you do ad weight, it’s worth the results! If you want a cut sexy lower ab, I suggest adding weight.

What you will need: Medicine ball

Action:

·      Lie on your back and place a medicine ball between feet. (Remember, you can do this without weight)

·      Place your arms with hand palms down at your sides and lift your straight legs until they are 90 degrees from the floor (do not lift your hips and remember to keep legs straight).

·      Pause for a second, and return to the starting position, being careful to keep your feet from touching the ground.

·      Do 3 sets of 15 reps.

** Rest 15 seconds in between each exercise, and 60 seconds rest in between each full set, for 3 total sets.

 

The Reverse Crunch

The reverse crunch is another great lower ab exercise, which helps get you fabulous abs. You can do this exercise with bent knees, legs crossed or legs straight.  

Action: 

·      Lie flat on the floor and place your hands beside you.

·      Bend your knees at a 90 degree angle.

·      Using your ab muscles, curl your hips off the floor and reach your legs towards the ceiling, bringing your knees towards your chest.

·      Slowly return to the starting position.

·      Do 3 sets of 15 reps.

During this exercise you have to exhaleas you lift your hips and inhale when you return to starting position.

Now, if you feel any pressure in your lower back, place your hands under your hips for support.

Let me know how it goes! I know it may have been a tad difficult, but I promise, if you keep it up, you will feel and see the results quickly!

Until next time my loves, “It’s Fun To Grow Young!”

Xoxo,

Ev

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