Ab Workout - No Crunches!

I recently did the abdominal strength test and I did really, really poorly. I always thought I could do a sit-up, but turns out, I can't. I've busted out hundreds of sit-ups in the past year, but they've all been wrong, because I've always used momentum to sit-up. Try the Ab strength test below. You can't cheat and have someone stand on your feet! I got level 2 guys. So my core is in need of some serious work!

  Abdominal Strength test c/o Fit College

Abdominal Strength test c/o Fit College

Turns out there are much smarter way to build your abs. I hated that I had spent all this time with crunches, and hadn't actually gotten anywhere. So I've developed a new ab routine that is going down rather nicely! 

Give this workout a go next time you're in the gym, I bet you'll fall in love with it too!

MG's Ultra Ab Burner Workout!

1 Isometric Chin-Up 3 x 1 (hold for as long as possible at the top) 
2a Half-Kneeling Cable Chop 3 x 12 each side
2b Standing Straight Arm Push Down 3 x 12
3a Wind Sprints 3 x 40 (go nice and slow) 
3b RKC Plank 3 x 1 (10-20 seconds) 
4a Kneeling Pallof Press Hold 3 x 12 (on cable machine, hold for 3 secs, use moderate weight)
4b 1 Arm Dumbbell Press 3 x 8 each arm (keep your butt + pelvis down to fire your core)
5 Ab Rollout (this is tough, see how many you can do and go down as far as your can)

If you try this, let me know what you think! If you don't know an exercise, enter them into YouTube, they are all there! 

Love Maddy xx