Recently I was surfing through my Instagram feed, to get inspiring fitness pictures. I liked a few, followed a couple, but I was baffled when I saw her. I’m of course talking about Jordan Edwards. She has a better six-pack than a lot of guys (!) at my gym and looks great! Don’t believe me? Check this out:
And don’t call photoshop either, she has a few pretty impressive pictures similar to this:
Impressive abs! Of course, just for you I asked her what her favorite abs exercises were.
“My top three ab exercises are hanging straight leg raises, weighted decline sit ups, and Russian twist.”
For those of you, who don’t know these exercises, let’s go through them, so you can implement those into your workout program:
1. Hanging Straight Leg Raises
Start by hanging from a bar (rings or parallel dip bar works as well), and straight legs (A). From there on, bring your legs up, so that there is a 90 degree angle between your legs and your stomach (B). A very advanced version of this would be C, where you bring you legs up the bar. But beginners should start with the first variation. Another variation would be this (as demonstrated by Jordan and her boyfriend – count the abs!):
2. Weighted Decline Sit Ups
Let Jordan show you how it’s done:
You can see it in the first part of the video. You basically get onto a decline bank and lay down. Then you come up only using your abs. If this is too easy, you can use additional weight, by using a plate or a dumbbell. Jordan does these with plates.
3. Russian Twists
When it comes to Russian Twists it’s always great to include them at the end of your workout, as a finisher. For this exercise, sit down, lift your feet up and move from side to side, as shown here:
As you can see the girl in the picture is using an exercise ball as additional resistance. You can of course use a plate or a dumbbell.
That’s it folks, as you can see just three exercises for a sixpack like Jordan has. If you’re curious about what she likes as healthy snacks, check the picture below:
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