Sweep Away Those Flabby Abs
By Jorge Cruise, LifeScript Fitness Coach
Thursday June 19, 2008
Household cleaning tools help you spiff up the home, but they can also be used as handy workout accessories! Built with light-weight materials and ergonomical grips, those household supplies you push across the floor can easily double as exercise equipment when youíre in a bind. Theyíre especially useful if youíre looking to bang out a fast workout while waiting for water to boil. Next time you have a few minutes of downtime in the kitchen, grab a broom or mop and try this easy exercise:
Step 1: Stand with your legs about 3 feet apart. Grip the ends of a broomstick and lay it across the back of your shoulders. Twist your body to one side as the starting position.
Step 2: With your chin up and abs squeezed tight, feather your breathing as you slowly twist to the other side through a count of 10 seconds.
Step 3: Return to the starting point through a count of 10 seconds.
Step 4: Repeat three times without resting. (Note: If you can do more than 4 reps, youíre not squeezing your abs hard enough throughout the exercise.)