This week is all about the core. I like to call this week’s exercise “The Venus Fly Trap” (you’ll soon see why). Not only does this exercise work our upper "6-pack" muscles but it also works the harder-to-reach inner and lower abdominal muscles. In addition, since our legs and arms are up in the air we will also be working our inner thighs, biceps, and shoulders.
The Venus Fly Trap
– core strength
Begin by lying on your back with your arms spread in a “V”
on the floor and your legs held in a “V” in the air. NOTE: If you are not very flexible (yet) or have
lower back problems, try bending your legs at the knee. As always, keep your belly pulled in toward
the spine to support the lower back.
This is your starting position. As
you exhale, pull your legs and hands together as you lift up toward the
ceiling. Keep your chin lifting to the
ceiling as you try to get your shoulder blades off the ground. Inhale, return to your starting position. That’s it!
Easy bees! Go for 2-3 rounds of