Let’s get ready for tank top & bikini season together with this month’s challenge!! Who’s with me?!
Lie face up with arms and legs extended wide, like a starfish. Engage abs and raise arms and legs off floor, then sit up, hugging knees to chest. Return to start and repeat.
Bring your knees together and roll down onto your back. Bring your arms straight out so that they are parallel to your shoulders. Lower your legs while pointing them toward the right side of the room, keeping your legs about 2 or 3 inches from the floor. Now switch so that your legs are pointed toward the left side of the room. Be sure to keep your upper back pressed to the floor.
Lie on your back with your hands underneath your tailbone and have your legs straight upward. Pull your navel inward and flex your glutes as you lift your hips just a few inches off the floor then lower your hips.
Alternate Toe Touch
Lie face up with legs extended straight up toward the sky, feet over hips, and hands behind head. Crunch up, lifting shoulders off the ground. Keeping shoulders lifted, slowly lower left leg toward the ground (the more you drop it, the tougher the move), then switch legs. Continue, alternating legs.
Reverse Wood Chop
Squat, holding a medicine ball (or barbell) next to your right hip. Keep your arms straight and raise the ball up and across your body until you’re standing and the ball is above your left shoulder. Lower back to start. Switch sides.
Half Dive Bomber
Start in an inverted V, hands and feet on floor, hips raised. Without moving hands, glide chest forward and bend elbows until body is nearly parallel to floor. Push palms into floor to straighten arms and lift chest, directing gaze up. Return to start. Keep back straight and elbows close to body as you lower.
Kneeling Reverse Fly
Curl & Press
Hold a dumbbell in each hand and curl the weights up toward your shoulders. Extend your arms up to the ceiling while rotating your wrists, so your palms face forward. Reverse the movement to lower and repeat.
Rotating Tricep Kickbacks
Stand with your knees bent and lean forward slightly, with a dumbbell in each hand. Bend your right elbow to bring the dumbbell to your side, making your upper arm parallel with the floor. Press the dumbbell back, and as you straighten your arm, rotate it so that your palm faces the ceiling. Rotate it back so that your palm faces in, and return your arm to the bent position.
Stand with feet together, holding dumbbells, palms facing in, knees slightly bent. Lift your left knee up to hip height as you perform a biceps curl, rotating your palms up. Step your left foot down as you lower your arms to start. Repeat, alternating legs each time.
Combo Shoulder Raise
Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides with your right palm facing your body and your left palm facing forward. In one motion, raise your left arm to the side and your right arm straight in front of you, until both are in line with your shoulders. Pause, then lower back to start. That’s one rep. Switch sides and repeat, then continue alternating.