Chelsea Crockett

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Flat Abs Do’s and Don’ts

The road to flat abs is not an easy one. Sometimes it can feel like you are getting nowhere yet you are trying so hard! Don’t give up, keep the…

The road to flat abs is not an easy one. Sometimes it can feel like you are getting nowhere yet you are trying so hard! Don’t give up, keep the faith and keep going! Here are 3 things to do daily that get rid of belly bloat and sculpt your core to help you on the road to flat abs this summer.

  1. Workout in the A.M.: Starting the day with an ab workout that targets your core muscles helps kick start your metabolism and tones your tummy for the day to come. If you are planning a day on the beach or something tighter fitting, doing an ab workout in the morning can tighten your ab muscles and act like a corset, helping define your waist.
  2. Eat some breakfast: Eating breakfast is key to flat abs. Your first meal of the day kicks your metabolism into gear and prevents you from making bad morning snack decisions (AKA donuts. Mmmmmm.) Eating dairy or salty fatty foods for breakfast can cause bloating, so avoid them if you want a tight tummy! Also, to shrink your tummy and prevent bloating, eat oatmeal.
  3. Bump up your cardio: All exercise is good exercise, but when it comes to shrinking your tummy, interval workouts are the best! High-intensity workouts burn calories the fastest. Try a treadmill interval workout or a sprinting workout to mix things up.

Say hello to summer with these daily flat ab “do’s”!

XOXO, Chels

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Killer Cold-Weather Ab Workout

Don’t let the cold weather creep up on your summer body you worked so hard for! Just because the seasons changed doesn’t mean your body has to. Keep fit by…

Don’t let the cold weather creep up on your summer body you worked so hard for! Just because the seasons changed doesn’t mean your body has to. Keep fit by mixing up your workouts. Cardio some days, strength others, and mix them every so often! Here is a great ab workout to keep that winter muffin top away.

50 crunches

15 pushups

1 minute plank

30 second side plank

1 minute bridge

15 pushups

1 minute plank

30 second side plank

50 crunches

1 minute plank

1 minute bridge

50 crunches

You will be feeling this one the next day, I guarantee it! I love the sore feeling I get the day after a great workout, don’t you? It reminds you how hard you worked. On days when you aren’t able to get a full work out in, little quick exercises like the one above can really come in handy! Any workout is better than no workout.

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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Daily “Do’s” for Flat Abs

The road to flat abs is not an easy one. Sometimes it can feel like you are getting nowhere yet you are trying so hard! Don’t give up, keep the…

The road to flat abs is not an easy one. Sometimes it can feel like you are getting nowhere yet you are trying so hard! Don’t give up, keep the faith and keep going! Here are 3 things to do daily that get rid of belly bloat and sculpt your core to help you on the road to flat abs.

  1. Workout in the A.M.: Starting the day with an ab workout that targets your core muscles helps kick start your metabolism and tones your tummy for the day to come. If you are planning a day on the beach or something tighter fitting, doing an ab workout in the morning can tighten your ab muscles and act like a corset, helping define your waist.FullSizeRender (59)
  2. Eat some breakfast: Eating breakfast is key to flat abs. Your first meal of the day kicks your metabolism into gear and prevents you from making bad morning snack decisions (AKA donuts. Mmmmmm.) Eating dairy or salty fatty foods for breakfast can cause bloating, so avoid them if you want a tight tummy! Also, to shrink your tummy and prevent bloating, eat oatmeal.
  3. Bump up your cardio: All exercise is good exercise, but when it comes to shrinking your tummy, interval workouts are the best! High-intensity workouts burn calories the fastest. Try a treadmill interval workout or a sprinting workout to mix things up.

Say hello to summer with these daily flat ab “do’s”!

XOXO, Chels

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Quick Core Workout for a Tight Tummy

Ladies, spring break is around the corner, and summer will be here before you know it! You know what that means? Swim suit season. If you are looking to time…

Ladies, spring break is around the corner, and summer will be here before you know it! You know what that means? Swim suit season. If you are looking to time and tighten your tummy, try this evening ab workout at the end of the day!

60 second plank

30 toe touch crunches

30 bicycle crunches

30 crunches to the left

30 crunches to the right

30 reverse crunches

60 second spider man plank

This quick core workout will have your abs burning and ready for the beach!

XOXO, Chels

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3 At-Home Lower Ab Workouts

Let’s face it, we all want some killer abs for summer, whether we admit it or not. But driving all the way to the gym or having equipment to use…

Let’s face it, we all want some killer abs for summer, whether we admit it or not. But driving all the way to the gym or having equipment to use isn’t always possible. I’ve learned 4 different lower ab workouts that are easy to do at home without all the hassle!

  • Instead of holding a simple plank, bump up the difficulty and add in leg rows! Pull each leg one by one up to your chest while continuing to hold your plank. You can either do this in reps or by setting a timer. I usually try to do about 20 reps or a minute. Do what’s best for you!
  • There are tons of different names for this exercise, but I call them hip tips! Lay down on carpet or a mat (whatever is comfortable) and lift your legs to a 90-degree angle. For me, I have to place my hands under me to be able to do it. But if it’s easy enough for you, place your hands under your head. Take your legs from 90-degrees to parallel with the ground.Chelsea Crockett - Russian Twists Don’t let them touch the ground as you lower them! Then raise them back up and repeat for as many reps based on your own ability.
  • If you haven’t heard of Russian twists, then get ready to be amazed! These don’t seem to be as hard as other ab workouts, but they work your lower abs just as much. Pick up your legs and upper body like the picture on the right. Move your arms from side to side, touching the ground after each movement. You can hold a weight or medicine ball, too. Seems pretty easy at first but just wait!

Which lower ab workout is your favorite? Share it with me so I can give it a try!

-Chelsea

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Foods for Flat Abs

Flat abs are something that I think we all strive for. I mean, who doesn’t want a rock solid tummy?! Working out is only a small contributor to abs, believe…

Flat abs are something that I think we all strive for. I mean, who doesn’t want a rock solid tummy?! Working out is only a small contributor to abs, believe it or not. As my PE teacher would say, “Abs are made in the kitchen!” And it is true! The food you eat has a huge impact on your body and your weight loss. Here are a few foods that help you in your journey to flat abs.

  1. Eggs: They are the perfect protein source! They have a great balance of essential amino acids that help build muscle, plus if you eat one for breakfast, you are less hungry as the day goes on! Less hungry = less snacking = less calories consumed!
  2. Apples: Apples are 85% water, which helps you feel full, and have 5 grams of fiber! This makes them an awesome Capture10midnight/midday snack! Plus, apples help promote healthy lungs and prevent some cancers, so an apple a day DOES keep the doctor away.
  3. Leafy greens: Leafy greens are things like kale, spinach, and broccoli! They are a great source of calcium which helps fuel your workouts, and help prevent cancer! Plus, they make great salads. 😉

Munch away!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Walking Workout!

Working out isn’t for everyone. The thought of going on a long run or weight-lifting is enough to keep many on the couch. If those options don’t sound appealing to…

Working out isn’t for everyone. The thought of going on a long run or weight-lifting is enough to keep many on the couch. If those options don’t sound appealing to you, going on a long walk can be just as beneficial! While a normal walk doesn’t reap the same benefits as a run, there are a few ways to pump up your walk to burn even more calories! Follow these simple steps to a great walking workout.

  1. Pumping your arms at a fast pace will increase your speed and give your arms some cardio!
  2. Do one minute intervals of small, quick steps!
  3. Set a goal for each day’s work out and don’t stop until you reach it!
  4. If you’re hiking or on a grassy terrain, use poles to help build upper muscles.
  5. Make sure to keep your back straight! When your bones and muscles are aligned you can walk faster and torch more calories!
  6. Keep the same pace!
  7. To add strength training to your work out, stop every 5 minutes and do one minute of push-ups, squats, sit-ups, etc.

Now you don’t have any excuses not to work out! It’s time to get up and get moving!

XOXO,

      Chelsea

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Summer Ab Blast

Summer is here! What this means for me is that I need to get my abs on point. Here is a quick, easy ab workout that you can do at…

Summer is here! What this means for me is that I need to get my abs on point. Here is a quick, easy ab workout that you can do at home or in the gym! No equipment is needed, and if you aren’t sure of the exercises you can google them! Totally do-able.

20 crunches feet on the floor

20 crunches knees bent at 90 degrees

I20 straight leg crunches

30 second plank

15 reverse plank

15 bycicle crunches

30 second hollow hold

20 v-ups

20 single leg v-ups

If you are feeling adventurous you can repeat this workout a few times and REALLY kick those abs into high gear!

XOXO, Chels

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Lower Ab Blast

Summer break is only 4 months away! Now, I know that may sound like an eternity, but think of it this way, you have a whole FOUR MONTHS to start…

Summer break is only 4 months away! Now, I know that may sound like an eternity, but think of it this way, you have a whole FOUR MONTHS to start working on your beach bod! Wanna get started today? Then do this lower ab attack! It will get you off to a head start on blasting those abs into shape!

40 jumping jacks

15 flying toe touches

10 roll ups

3 lying leg raises

40 bicycle crunches

20 flutter kicks

10 knee tucks

5 roll-ups

3 lying leg raises

10 reverse crunches

10 lunge twists

30 jumping jacks

Plank as long as possible!!

I am ready to have a tight tummy this summer! What are YOUR pre-summer fitness goals? Comment below and share, you never know if someone’s goals will be the same as yours!

XOXO, Chels

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February Abs Challenge

I don’t know about you, but I stick to working out so much better when I have a plan or schedule to stick to. I’ve been looking for a good…

I don’t know about you, but I stick to working out so much better when I have a plan or schedule to stick to. I’ve been looking for a good ab schedule to stick to that tells me the exact exercises to do and how many of each to do. I have a hard time thinking of what exercises I should do when I am working out so it is super helpful to have something that tells you exactly what to do. I found the perfect ab plan! It is designed exactly for you to do it in February, which is coming right up, so it is totally perfect! Here it is:fab ab

 

So, do you think this kind of plan is manageable? Is it easier for YOU to stick with working out when you have a plan like this? Comment below if you like this kind of plan so I can post more!

XOXO, Chels

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Best Equipment-Less Workouts

Seasons are changing and, unless you want to freeze your toes off, your workouts may be moved inside. Joining a gym can be pricey and buying expensive equipment can empty…

Seasons are changing and, unless you want to freeze your toes off, your workouts may be moved inside. Joining a gym can be pricey and buying expensive equipment can empty your wallet. I’ve found a few exercises that you can do right at home without any equipment at all!

To start off, you can work on abs. Try out the basics (crunches, sit-ups, etc.) then challenge yourself to some harder moves. Try a minute plank and two, one minute side planks. Chelsea Crockett - PlankAnother one of my favorite, although difficult, exercises is leg lifts. Find a room with enough space to lay down flat on your back with your legs straight out. Place your hands, palms down, under your lower back. Then, lift your legs, keeping them straight, at about a 45° angle with the ground. You can either hold them there for 30 seconds or lower your legs barely off the ground and lift them back up to complete a leg lift, however many times you can!

Along with some killer abs, toned legs are next to achieve! Since running outside in the cold weather isn’t the most inviting experience, you’ll have to find some substitute exercises. Wall sits are a great way to tone your thighs along with squats and lunges. If you want to incorporate some cardio into your routine as well, you can run stairs if you have them in your house. That will get your heart rate pumping and make your muscles stronger!

Now you can’t use the “it’s too cold to exercise outside” or “I don’t have a treadmill” excuse :)! Good luck!

Love, Chels

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