Blast that Belly!

16 May

Happy Wednesday night my friends! I am super amped up because

I JUST FINISHED MY NASM CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER BOOK!

I am taking my exam a week from Friday – so now I must study, study, study hard!

In other news – my morning workout plans were derailed when the television was already being used. So, I quickly changed things up. I did three rounds of my Stability Ball Circuit (15 reps each – except for the push ups, I did 10, 7, and 10  – I’m getting better at those!) and I combined that with 3 rounds (15 reps each again, except for planks, that would be ridiculous) this totally ass belly kicking workout!

Belly Blaster Circuit


Sit ups – traditional sit ups. Lock your feet underneath something and sit all the way up! This works your hip flexors as well as your abs (a hugely important exercise if you are a runner!)

Russian Twists – Check out this video from fellow FitFluential Ambassador Mike Schiemer! I used a 5# dumb bell to perform mine.

Planks – need no explanation. Plank however you like to plank!

Suicide Planks – these bad boys are bad ass. Feel the burn! I cannot do 15 of these in a row; nor can I do 3 sets of 15 in a circuit. I think I maybe did 15 total. I need to work on that.

Roll Up Toe Touches – These are huge for me because I never used to be able to roll up from a completely lying down position without helping myself, using my legs as leverage, etc. Now I can complete all of my reps and sets in this circuit!

Reverse crunches – can’t work the abs without blasting the lower abs now can we?!

Your abs will be on fire! Mine were. Combine this with my stability ball workout like I did and you get a full body workout with a huge focus on core strength!

Tomorrow I’m going to run some intervals – I’m thinking the outdoor version of my Treadmill Fartleks that I came up with over the winter. 5 Miles, 3 of which will be intervals.

One last thing…

FitFluential is currently seeking Ambassadors and Enthusiasts! Check out the site for all the details.

Men especially – we need you! The FitFluential Ambassador Woman to Man ratio is like 25:1 (I’m exaggerating…kinda…).

So what are you waiting for?! Join us!

Have a great rest of your Wednesday my friends, I’m off to relax with the rest of my wine and a book!

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8 Responses to “Blast that Belly!”

  1. Elle May 16, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    Pinned! Thanks for this great workout.

    I cannot do Suicide Planks at all.. how would you suggest I get started? My shoulders are just not strong enough. I can go from bent arm to straight but not the other direction?? help.

    • runcupcake May 16, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

      Try to do them like a modified push-up. Get on your knees, but keep your body in a straight line from your knees to your head. Let me know if that works for you, it should take less of your body weight off of your arms/shoulders by using your knees as assistance.

      • Elle May 16, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

        That sounds like a good idea. I will try that.. and let you know.. tomorrow! Thanks so much for your quick response.

  2. krisranhere May 17, 2012 at 6:36 am #

    Good luck on your test. That is very exciting! I don’t even know what a suicide plank is but will be googling. You know some amazing exercises.

    • runcupcake May 17, 2012 at 7:12 am #

      Thank you 🙂 if you click on the exercise links they’ll bring you to descriptions!

  3. Heather Iacobacci (@hriacobacci) May 17, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    Nice abs workout. Love doing the weighted Russian twists. So exciting about the NASM. Can’t wait to hear about it. I think I want to go through NASM myself actually. Heard great things.

  4. julia @ pain, pride and perseverance May 17, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    YESSSS!!! thanks so much for posting!! I MUST try this. as in TODAY! woo hooooo!

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