Now that the weather has taken a turn for the best, it’s time to get out there and get summer tummy ready!

Yes, we all agree that part of breaking from the daily routine is losing some control over your clean eating. It’s so important and healthy to let things go and indulge but that doesn’t mean your tummy needs to fall to the wayside.

Paired with these exercises, we always rely on our Nourishing Protein in a smoothie, as a meal replacement or as a snack mixed with water on the go! 

We love it because it tastes amazing, reduces bloating, improves digestion, boosts metabolism, curbs sugar cravings, helps remove toxins from the liver, and is a fat burning powerhouse. It definitely flattens our tummies when we incorporate it once a day for a week – in a healthy non-invasive way! 

It’s also super versatile in smoothies, and comes in Vanilla or Cacao. For more inspos check out our go-to recipes here

Here’s our favourite moves to staying tucked, wherever life may take us…

1. V-Crunch Burnout

Julie Katerine | Ab workout | Global Glow
Julie Katerine | Ab workout | Global Glow
Julie Katerine | Ab workout | Global Glow

Sitting on a yoga mat or towel, place your arms behind you, palms on the floor, fingers pointing towards you so you are easily able to bend your elbows. Hold your legs in a table-top position. Extend your legs forward and simultaneously bend your arms. Exhale. Bring your knees in to crunch. Slightly straighten your arms. Crunch. Exhale. Repeat.

Start with 10 reps. Build from there.

2. Russian Twist

Julie Katerine | Russia Twist | ab workout | global glow
Julie Katerine | Russia Twist | ab workout | global glow
Julie Katerine | Russia Twist | ab workout | global glow

Sitting on a yoga mat or towel, lift your legs off the floor at a 45-degree angle. Lower your back towards the floor, arms bent in front of you. Twist left and right. Too easy? Hover closer to the floor. To hard? Put your feet on the ground. Get ready to feel the burn in your oblique.

Start with 30 sec. Build on your time from there.

3. Hip Riser

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Lying down flat on your back (yoga mat or towel on hand for support), lift your legs so your toes are pointing to the ceiling. Arms are by your side, palm facing the ground. Lift your toes even higher, so only your hips and lower back rise from the floor. Lower your hips. Repeat. This is a very small movement, it’s even hard to see. But, if done right, it’s not hard to feel.

Start with 10 reps. Build from there.

4. Toe Touch

Julie Katerine | ab workout | Global Glow
Julie Katerine | ab workout | Global Glow

Lying down flat on your back (yoga mat or towel on hand for support), lift your legs so your toes are pointing the ceiling. Try to keep your legs as straight as possible. Extend your arms, as if you wanted to touch your toes. Crunch. Exhale. Lower your back, but keep your arms facing up. Repeat. If your neck starts to strain, do the same movement but place your hands behind your head for support.

Start with 15 reps. Build from there.

5. Pilates V

Julie Katerine | ab workout | Global Glow
Julie Katerine | ab workout | Global Glow

If you have mastered the V-crunch, get ready for this tummy tucker. Lying down flat on your back (yoga mat or towel on hand for support), extend your legs and arms straight. Your arms and legs should be pointing opposite walls. Inhale. During your exhale, lift your legs and arms off the ground simultaneously, so your toes and fingers touch. This is a killer, so don’t worry if you can’t do the full move just yet. You REALLY have to work on it.

Start with 10 reps. Build from there.

6. Bicycle

Julie Katerine | ab workout | Global Glow
Julie Katerine | ab workout | Global Glow

Done right, this move isn’t a casual bike ride. Lying down flat on your back (yoga mat or towel on hand for support), place your hands behind your head and bend your knees, as if you were about to do a tradition crunch. Crunch up and bring one of your knees closer to your head, extending the opposite leg straight. Release your crunch. Then switch legs, bring your other knee closer to your head, extending the other leg. Remember, slow and controlled movements are more effective. Gaining speed shouldn’t be your objective here.

Start with 10 reps. Build from there.

7. The Classic

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You can never go wrong with a classic crunch. Lying down flat on your back (yoga mat or towel on hand for support), bend your knees, feet flat on the ground and place your hands behind your head. Crunch up, sucking your stomach inwards. Exhale while crunching. Repeat.

Start with20 reps. Build from there.

8. Plank, With a Twist

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Start in a high-plank position, palms on the ground, arms extended straight, abs sucked in tight, legs straight. Lower to your right forearm first, then left. Once you are on your forearms, straighten your right arm so you land on your palm. Do the same with your left arm, so you find yourself in a high-plank position once more. Precision is key. Remember, slow and controlled movements are more effective. Gaining speed shouldn’t be your objective.

Start with20 reps. Build from there.

9. Side Plank

Julie Katerine | ab workout | Global Glow
Julie Katerine | ab workout | Global Glow

Get ready to hold the plank. Start in a tradition plank position, both forearms on the ground. Legs are straight, abs are tight and bum in lowered. Hold for 30 seconds. Transfer your weight to your right forearm, shifting your core to the side, lifting your left hand to the ceiling and hold a right-side plank for 30 seconds. Do the same on the left. Too easy? Lift your free leg during the side planks. Hold it up or pulse for an extra challenge.

Start with 30sec – 30sec – 30sec. Build on time.

10. Leg Raises

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Lying down flat on your back (yoga mat or towel on hand for support), place your hands under your bum for support. Keeping your back glued to the floor, lift your legs straight up towards the ceiling, so you create a 90-degree angle. Lower your legs so they hover over the ground and then bring them back up. Repeat.

Start with20 reps. Build from there.

Tip: Go into child’s pose whenever you need a little break in between sequences.

Happy ab burn!

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