Day 24: Spring Fun Fit Challenge:

Day 24: Spring Fun Fit Challenge:

Day 24 and today’s tabata is a combo tabata of bikini twists and pike planks.  We will do as many bikini twists as we can in 20 seconds, then rest 10 seconds, then do as many pike planks as we can in 20 seconds and then rest 10 seconds.  We will do 4 rounds of these two exercises for total of 4 minutes.  To do a bikini twist, 1.) Lean back and prop your upper body up on your elbows (your back should remain lifted), palms facing down. Brace your abs in tight and lift your legs into a 90-degree angle (knees should be touching), toes pointed. 2.) Slowly lower your legs over to the right (knees should stay together). Keeping the 90-degree angle, lower your legs & then lift them up to the left. That is one rep. To do a proper pike plank, 1.) Sit with your legs slightly bent, feet flexed up, and hands just outside of your hips, fingertips facing forward. Draw your abs in tight and press down through your palms to lift your hips up off the ground a couple of inches. 2.) Focus on lifting your hips with your abs, only use your arms and legs to brace yourself. Fully extend your legs and try to push your hips backward. Hold for 2 seconds. Then bend your knees and return to the start position. That’s one rep. If your wrist bother you , you can perform this move on your knuckles, or lay back onto your elbows.  Today’s rocking abs bonus is 20 walking v-planks.  To do a walking v-plank, 1.) Begin in an elbow plank with your hands clasped, and feet about hip-width apart. 2.) Keeping your knees locked, walk your feet in towards your hands as far as you can until your hips end up in a high “pike” position. Slowly inch back out, reversing the way you walked in, until you return to the start.  That’s one rep.