9Round Fitness Blog

CHOW - April 8, 2019

Written by Taylor Stephens, 10/04/2019

 

Hey 9Round Nation, have you seen this week’s CHOW? For our latest challenge of the week, we’re engaging our core and focusing on working the abdominal muscles. On Round 9, challenge yourself with opposite hand and foot reaches! Check out the video for a step-by-step demo and a few tips on getting this exercise just right.

You’ll start by lying on your back with your legs extended normally. Begin with your arms bent at the elbow and keep your hands resting near the back of your head, just like you would during a sit up or a crunch. Using your abdominal muscles, lift your left leg up while also lifting your torso and extending your right arm towards the end of your foot. Your body will be making a v-formation, and it’s okay if you can’t reach all the way to your toes! Release from this position slowly, and then alternate by lifting your right leg and reach out with your left arm. That’s one rep!

Make sure not to put too much strain on your neck by holding it and pulling with your arms. Done correctly, this exercise will target and tone your entire core to get you one step closer to defined abdominal muscles. Let us know on Instagram or Facebook how many you were able to get!