Some of the most effective exercises are when two exercises are combined. Abdominal hedge trimmers bring together the subtle world of Pilates with the dynamic movements of fitness to create a highly effective muscle-endurance exercise for the abs. It also works the hip flexors, hip adductors and abductors.
Perform Legs Down:
Perform Legs Up:
You can add more reps as your strength increases. Two sets of between 10 and 40 reps is good at first. Alternatively, shorten the recovery time, or do both if you’re feeling strong.
Adding ankle weights will give you extra challenge. This shifts the work to the hip abductors.
Using an exercise band will also increase resistance and add interest.
Remember, a strong core is the foundation of all fitness. Mounting research shows that carrying extra weight around your stomach is dangerous to your health. Variety is the key to strong abs, so alongside the abdominal hedge trimmers, add in some of these best ever ab exercises to your workout.
Gotta say like the others I'd never heard of these but like Trevor I was drawn in by the description - sounds like a good work out.
Tip - these are one of those exercises that are great to do in front of the TV in the evening!
I have never heard of these before, but just gave them a go. They are tough - and you have to make sure your back is strong to do these too.
if ever there was an eye-catching article title.....great description, I will be trying these out.