By Live Well 360 Ambassador Amanda Russell
It’s Spring, and soon to be summer!! This is the time that you start seeing all the short shorts and the cropped tops!
I know many of you think crop tops are hard to wear/unflattering, but I’m here to prove you wrong! They can be versatile AND flattering when styled correctly.
This Fitness Friday is all about targeting your upper body while working your abs in this crop top workout!
I wanted to come up with a workout that didn’t have too many moves but was just as effective. These moves force you to engage the muscles in your arms.
The tension plank, is an isometric move (meaning your muscle length does not change during contraction) and is perfect for really sculpting those hard-to-target muscles of your arms and belly.
So here we go, on the Crop Top Workout!
What You Need: (optional) light set of dumbells (I use 5lbs) or a 1 litre bottle.
- Side Plank Twists -10 each side
- Top of Push-Up Plank – Opposite Shoulder Touches – 10 each side
- Plank Spider (knee to elbow) 10 each side
- 1 min Oblique Runners
Once you have gone through the Crop Top Workout once, do it again 2 more times!
You can replace the 1 minute of Oblique Runners with any time of cardio that suits you. I chose Oblique Runners because they target arms and core.
Don’t forget to focus on perfect form. Don’t be afraid to modify these moves to be of lower impact if needed.
So what do you think? With this Crop Top Workout, will you be more confident in rocking those cropped tops?
About Live Well 360 Ambassador Amanda Russell
Amanda Russell is an athlete, fitness expert, and creator of the AR Program and the 14-Day Shape Up. She’s been featured in numerous fitness magazines as both a contributor and fitness model, including SELF, Runners World, Fitness, Redbook, and Women’s Health.
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