Two words are guaranteed to get more attention than almost anything else I write about: walking and abs.
Every time I check my website analytics, send out a survey, or otherwise take the pulse of my readers, three things pop up:
So… leaving wine and ice cream for another day…
I wanted to talk about an ab and core exercise that will challenge even the most diehard core and ab fans – and I’ve also included a modified version to help you work up to the tougher original.
I started doing these guys at home since we all started living in underground bunkers a few months ago.
No equipment needed, just two washcloths and an uncarpeted floor. And true grit.
Or if you want to get fancy you can do as I did and splurge on Amazon for ones you can use on carpeting or hardwood floors HERE.
Warning: This is a toughie. And if you have back pain do NOT do it.
Or if you have not regularly performed any other core exercises such as planks, you’ll need to work your way up to this.
Otherwise, have at it…
Called Mountain Climbers, you’re basically “running” in place while keeping your core engaged.
You’ll need not only a solid core but a strong upper body as well.
But you CAN do this! Go slowly, ease into it with this modified version if you need to work up to it.
Here’s a modified version and verbal instruction on my YouTube channel:
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That’s it! Try it and let me know how you did by leaving a comment below…
Your Ageless Body Coach,
Linda Melone is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, certified trainer and award-winning health and fitness writer. She specializes in helping women over 50 get in shape and lose weight.