Building a strong core will do more than just help you develop abs. People with strong cores tend to have better balance, agility and flexibility and can run faster while experiencing fewer back pains. Adding ab workouts to your holiday fitness routine could go a long way into helping you develop a strong core. An added benefit? Some of the best workouts for your core can be done from wherever you are, whether it’s visiting family or staying at a hotel.
Quality always trumps quantity when doing ab workouts. It will be counterproductive to do multiple reps if you aren’t doing them the right way. Explore our ab workout tips below for ways to keep up your fitness routine on the go this holiday season!
The bicycle crunch can be an effective addition to your core-building holiday workout routine, especially if you are a beginner. It requires no equipment and is easy to start. The exercise targets the usual abs, obliques and deeps abs. Think of this holiday fitness exercise as riding an imaginary bicycle while laying on your back. You need to:
Besides working on your abs, the bicycle crunch can help you tone your thighs. Avoid moving your hips when doing this exercise. Only your torso, legs, and hands should be moving.
Ab Rollouts target the abs, lower back, upper back, and shoulders. At Mad Owl Fitness, we’ve designed our ab rollers to help you work out your core wherever you go. It offers a lot of benefits, such as reduced back pain, better hip flexion and improved balance. However, if you have chronic back pain or have recently herniated discs, consider asking your healthcare provider before starting this workout regimen. To perform the exercise, you need to:
The more comfortable your ab roller is, the easier it will be to do this exercise. The intricate details of your ab roller’s design will determine your comfort level, from the width of the wheel to additional features.
Sit-ups are among the easiest exercises to add to your holiday fitness routine and make a great complement to your ab roller workouts. There are many sit up variations that target specific areas of your abdominal muscles, and those with a twist can help you target your oblique muscles, specifically.
Don’t let the holidays give you an excuse not to workout! Use these holiday fitness tips to take your workouts with you, but remember to give yourself rest days to enjoy all the festive season has to offer. To find the best portable workout equipment for keeping your abs strong on the go, learn more about our ergonomic and lightweight ab rollers.