Day 2 of the 30 Days of HIIT Journey! The second day might seem like the hardest in this journey. Not because of the difficulty of the workout but because changing our behaviors is difficult and living a new type of lifestyle is hard. This is especially true when we are already feeling a little sore from our Day 1 workout.

Everybody wants tone abs. So, today is all about ABS. Most functional exercises and most of my workouts engage the core in some way or form, to keep stimulating muscle growth and abdominal definition. But today is exclusively about ABS. While a six pack is something we all fancy, core strength is so much more than a flat tummy. By strengthening our core we are relieving the spine and supporting the back and all the muscles that surround our spinal cord.

Stay determined, those abs will be yours by the end of our 30 day journey!

That said, this is Day 2 – Let’s tone the abs and Beat the Gym!

Stick with it! Take this time for yourself and
commit to being the best version of yourself. Remember that fitness is a
journey.

Commit to 30 days of being healthier and being a better you. Ignore the distractions and the frustrations. Be patient, the results will come. JUST DON’T GIVE UP! For my more advanced members, try to repeat the series until you burnout.

Get empowered, beat the gym, and let’s have some fun! If you want to, use our hashtag #BeatTheGym, let’s hold each other high and accountable and let’s celebrate one another’s milestones.

If you are interested in going on the 30 HIIT Day Journey, please know that this program is free and will be available for you all year long. Sign up here!

Please note that Day 3 is all about upper body and will require the use of a resistance cable and a resistance band. This is all the equipment you will need for the next 30 days. When purchasing a resistance band, you should know your current fitness level. Purchasing the proper resistance will help you maintain proper form, allow you to complete the entire sequence, and prevent you from injury.


The Moves

Raised leg crunches – This exercise is ideal for getting that coveted “6 pack”. Lie on the floor and lift your legs. Next, fold your legs and contract your abdominals to lift your shoulders off the floor.

Straight-Arm Plank – Position the arms under the shoulders and maintain your arms straight. Keep your abdominals contracted and your back straight.

Opposite Arm-Leg Reaches – This is one of the most effective abdominal fat burning exercises. Lie down on your back and lift one leg, try to reach for your toes with your opposite hand without moving your hips or shoulders. Alternate right and left. For additional difficulty keep your resting leg off the ground.  

Half Plank – This is an effective way of toning your abs without doing crunches and a little more challenging than the traditional arm-straight plank position. Position your forearms on the ground creating a 90 degree angle with your arms. Raise your knees of the ground and resting mainly on your toes. Contract your abdominals and keep your back straight.

Butterfly Sit Ups – This exercise not only builds core strength but enhances your mobility and flexibility. Sit on the floor and assume the butterfly position with the sole of one foot in contact with the sole of the other. Lie back and contract your abdominals to bring your upper body off the floor and extend your arms to reach forward.

Legs Scissors – Lay on your back with your hands behind your head and your legs straight. Keeping your head and feet off the floor the entire time scissor the legs in an open-close sideways motion.

Oblique Knee Raise Plank – Assume the plank position on the ground. Then take your knee and bring it to the side of your torso. Alternate, right and left.

Have a great workout! See you tomorrow!

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Written by: Tony Thomas

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