​5 Moves Emily Skye Swears By For Flat Abs​

by | Jul 29, 2017 | Workouts

By Leslie Goldman; Photography by Jaun Algarin 

The blogger and Women’s Health August cover star reveals her go-to core workout.

No gym? No problem. Instead, hit the sand (or anywhere!) with this routine from Emily Skye, Women’s Health cover star, Instagram sensation, and soon-to-be mom. Embrace Emily’s strong-not-skinny philosophy by doing this circuit three times a week in this order: Perform each exercise for 40 seconds, then rest for 20 seconds before moving on to the next. After doing all five moves, rest for one minute, then repeat five times for six total rounds.

emily skye squat

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1. BODY-WEIGHT SQUAT

Stand with your feet a little more than shoulder-width apart, toes turned out slightly and hands at your sides (a). Keeping your core tight and chest upright, sit your hips back and bend your knees to lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the ground, bringing your hands together in front of you for balance (b). Press through your heels to return to start.

emily skye curtsy lunge

2. CURTSY LUNGE

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hands together in front of you at chest height (a). Keeping your torso upright, take a big step back with your left leg, crossing it behind your right, then bend your knees and lower until your right thigh is nearly parallel to the floor, keeping your hips and shoulders as square as possible (b). Press through your right heel to return to standing. Repeat on the other side and continue alternating.

emily skye mountain climbers

3. SPIDER-MAN MOUNTAIN CLIMBER

Start in pushup position, hands directly below your shoulders, legs extended and feet together (a). Brace your core, then bend your left knee out and up toward your left elbow, keeping your hips as parallel to the ground as possible (b). Return to start. Repeat with the other leg and continue alternating.

emily skye modified v-up

4. MODIFIED V-UP

Lie faceup on the ground with legs straight, arms at your sides, and shoulders off the ground (a). Quickly lift your torso to an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest (b). Keeping your hands next to your hips on the ground for support, slowly lower back to start

emily skye modified push-up

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5. MODIFIED PUSHUP

Start on your hands and knees in a modified pushup position, hands slightly more than shoulder-width apart, and your body forming a straight line from head to knees (a). Squeeze your glutes and brace your core, then bend your elbows to lower your chest toward the floor (b). Press through your palms to return to start.

Watch her perform the moves here:

 

This article was originally published on www.womenshealthmag.com

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