The end of winter means the beginning of the end of the flab. Now is the time to be more motivated than ever. We have spring coming up, (my cousin's in Virginia were playing in the sprinkler in the 77 degree weather yesterday as I contended with another 2 inches of snow). Fitting in jeans sans muffin-top is a a good thing.
One more thing. Despite popular opinion, great abs does not, and I’ll type again, does NOT, require more than 10 minutes a day. I know people who take longer than that to go to the bathroom.
Now, I’m not going to actually take a pic of my abs, though my husband thought it would be a good idea. Suffice it to say that when I was 14 and 5’11, I was asked to go to a Nordstrom modeling shoot. I’m flattered. I go. They take pictures. I come back, a headless, legless body. What was captured was my midsection, from my sternum to my hips. I cried.
“It’s a sign” my mother said, relieved my dream of being Cindy Crawford was dashed. Fast forward another 15 yrs, same story, different city. Once again, I’m the headless stomach for a gym ad. OK, I get it.
Over the last 30 yrs, I’ve whittled down the abs routine to the shortest effort for highest output, and tacked on a few tenants that guide many aspects in my life.
1-Free or close to it.
Oh, one other thing. I’m into LEAN not bulk. This means high reps and low weight. The only time I vary from this is for certain movements that lean down by length vs weight at all. You’ll see what I mean shortly.
Let’s begin with the standing crunches.