Rachael Finch’s 8 minute ab workout

By on November 22, 2017


Rachael Finch’s 8 minute ab workout

Rachael Finch’s 8 minute ab workout

And you don’t even need one piece of equipment. 

Image: Instagram @rachael_finch

If we were asked what we wanted for Christmas the most, we’d have to say a rockin’ set of model-defined abs. But as much as we would like to wake up on Christmas morning with a six-pack, it’s sadly doesn’t work that easily.

So how are your #abgoals still achievable when you’re on holidays and surrounded by endless amounts of food and glasses of bubbly?

With Rachael Finch’s quick ab workout that can be done in the comfort of your hotel room. All you need is 8 minutes of your time, a little space, and maybe a towel to lie on (because you know, germs).

Now, if you can’t clearly picture the Aussie model’s abs, let us leave this here as a gentle reminder.

Image: Supplied. Westin Hotels & Resorts

Image: Supplied. Westin Hotels & ResortsSource:BodyAndSoul

Yep, we know you'd love those killer muscles on your stomach too, so schedule in this short 8-minute ab workout everyday and you'll be thanking us (well, really Rachael). You can also watch a short video demonstration here.

Move 1: Plank into side planks

Assume the plank position and remember to keep your back and legs completely straight. Now move into your side planks, alternating left and right. Keep your back strong, stretch out and work the obliques.

Move 2: Leg raises

Lay down on the floor, legs out straight and ensuring your back is completely anchored to the ground. Keeping your legs straight, gently raise each leg about 75 degrees off the ground, then back down to the floor, alternating left and right legs.

You should feel your core and your legs really powering through the routine.

Move 3: Russian twists

In a seated position, bend your knees up towards your chest, toes slightly touching the ground and your back at a slight angle. Engage your core and twist your torso side to side to hit those obliques. Your abs love this exercise as it’s working upper, lower and obliques.

Move 4: Oblique ankle taps with pulse

Bring your back down to the floor now, bending your knees up towards your check with feet flat on the floor. With your arms and hands at your sides, the aim is to reach down to your ankles and tap each one, one at a time.

Tip: Find a point on the ceiling and keep your focus there.

Do each move for 45 seconds, with 15 seconds of rest in between. Repeat for two rounds.

This workout is designed by Rachael Finch for Westin Hotels & Resort's Let’s Rise Workout Series.

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