Sculpt Rock-Hard Abs & Arms…NO Equipment

plank manWhether at home, in the gym or outdoors, these two moves will strengthen and tone your arms and abs WITHOUT any equipment. When summer comes, you’ll be ready!

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1. Plank

Benefits

  • Strengthens core (abs and lower back area)
  • Tones abs and shoulder muscles

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How To Do

  1. Get into a push-up position.
  2. Rest on forearms with arms positioned at shoulders width.
  3. Contract your abs and glutes. Keep body in a straight line.
  4. Hold position for as long as possible without allowing hips to sag. Add time as you build core strength.

 

2. Push Up

push up man

Benefits

  • Tones arms, chest and upper body
  •  Strengthens core (abs and lower back area)

How To Do

  1. Place palms on the floor at shoulders width.
  2. Extend legs behind you so body forms a straight line.
  3. Contract abs and glutes. This is the starting position.
  4. Take three seconds to lower body until elbows are at a 90-degree angle. Pause for one second. Take one second to raise body to the starting position.

Nutrition Tips

Though exercise plays a role, nutrition is most important in unveiling six-pack abs. Here are some helpful nutrition tips to unveil your six-pack:

Carb Cycling: Healthy carbs, like whole wheat and quinoa, can help you feel full and be a great source of energy. However, if your body doesn’t use carbs as energy, the storage of carbs in the body can contribute to covering your abs behind a curtain of fat. Use carbs to your advantage through carb cycling. On days you plan to workout, increase your carb consumption. Your body will…