Feeling bloated from overindulging during the holidays? Ease back into your workout routine this week with these five-minute exercises for your core. Mom and fitness expert Astrid Swan shares three moves you can do in the comfort of your living room. These moves may be quick, but you’ll certainly feel the burn and break a much-needed sweat after the food-filled weekend. Watch the brief tutorials below and get your end-of-year detox started today.
How to: Start by laying on your back with your legs hovering above the floor and hands behind your head, elbows wide. Lift up into a “V” position, lifting your upper body to balance onto your tailbone and using your hands to reach for your legs in the center. Lower down, with control, to the starting position. Repeat for 45 seconds.
How to: Start by laying on your side with your legs stacked. Move your legs slightly forward to create a “V” with your body. Press through your bottom arm to lift your body and legs up to a side V position. Crunch your obliques and slowly lower down to the starting position. Repeat for 45 seconds, then rest for 15 seconds. Repeat on the other side.
How to: Start by laying on your back with your legs straight and lined up over your hip bones, hands pressed down on the floor. Lift your hips up and drop the right hip over towards left hand. Lift the hips up from the left side and move up and over, lowering the left hip towards right hand. Repeat for 45 seconds.