This sequence takes just 18 minutes to do!
We’re all for a toned tummy and improved core strength. So when we recently took a class by Singapore’s first professional woman boxer Nurshahidah Roslie, we got her to recommend moves that effectively work the abs. After all, a strong and stable core is very important in boxing. (Find out how the boxing class went here.)
Watch the video below to check out a sequence Nurshahidah swears by. The exercises are described below.
Sitting punches: In a half sit-up position, throw jabs and straight punches for 30 seconds.
Abdominal flutter kicks: Lie down with hands by the side and straighten both legs. Raise legs off the floor and start with alternating kicks, with toes pointed up.
Scissors: Lie down with hands by the side and straighten both legs. Raise legs off the floor and start crossing your legs one on top of other, in a small and fast motion.
V- hold: With hands on the sides, raise upper body and straighten legs off the floor, towards the sky and maintain the V-position.
Mountain climbers: In a push-up position with a straight back posture, raise a knee close to chest and keep alternating. Control the motion, ensuring straight posture and knee is close to the floor but not touching while raising to chest.
Planks: With elbows on the floor and in line with shoulders, hold a straight body position with knees off the floor.
Do each move for 45 seconds and take a 15-second rest in between each move. Do 3 sets in total.