7.04.2011

audrina's abs

I guiltily watched Audrina Patridge on The Hills. How could I not? She had an amazing job where she met with so many bands that I admire. She had a roller coaster of a relationship with bad boy, Justin Bobby. Been there done that, sister. She was also best friends with my idol, Ms. Conrad. Her life was so entertaining to watch, and her rock hard body made it kind of hard not to tear your eyes of the screen out of pure envy.

Finally, that body is getting the recognition it deserves, as Audrina graces the cover of SHAPE magazine. She looks stunning in a blue bikini, making me a bit green with envy.

So how does she get that itty-bitty, toned tummy? Here is the workout she shares with the mag...

How it works Two or three times a week, shadowbox (using a combo of punches and kicks) or jump rope for 3 minutes. Then do 1 set of 20 reps of each move in order without resting. (To increase the calorie burn, shadowbox or jump rope for 1 minute between each set.) Repeat the entire routine once or twice.

You'll need
Nothing! A mat and jump rope are optional.

A
Get in plank position on forearms, elbows under shoulders, with hands in fists and palms facing each other; pull abs in tight
B
Lift hips straight up. Hold for 2 counts, then return to starting position and repeat.

A
Lie faceup with legs extended over hips and arms at your sides, palms on ground. Bend right knee, crossing right foot over left thigh. Keeping left leg straight, use your abs to lift hips off the ground.

B
Lower hips, then take legs down to 45 degrees off ground [B]. Raise them to starting position and repeat entire move. Switch sides (crossing left leg over right) halfway through set. 

A
Lie faceup with hands behind head, elbows out to sides and legs extended on the ground. Lift head and shoulder blades as you pull knees toward chest.

B
Lower head and shoulder blades as you slowly extend legs 45 degrees off ground, keeping abs super-tight; repeat. 

A
Lie faceup with right knee bent, foot on the ground, and left leg extended over hip. Extend arms at sides, palms on ground.

B
Push through right heel as you lift hips until body is aligned from shoulders to right knee. Lower hips until they nearly touch the ground, then repeat. Switch sides to complete set.

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