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Hot Honeymoon Abs in 10 Minutes

You don't need to do 1,000 crunches a day to get hot honeymoon abs! All you need is 10 minutes a day and the motivation to look amazing.

When I train my Bridalicious clients, we don't just plan for a great wedding body, we plan for the honeymoon as well. And there's no better way to get in sexy shape for a romantic getaway than to work on your core.

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Here's my tried-and-true 10-minute abs workout, guaranteed to give you hot honeymoon abs when combined with the proper nutrition plan:

What You'll Need

What's great about all of these exercises is that you don't need any extra equipment -- just a mat or a soft, carpeted area and your own body weight.

The Workout


Plank

  • Lie on your stomach with your legs straight, feet together and forearms on the ground underneath your chest. Clench your fists.
  • Draw in your belly button and squeeze your butt muscles.
  • Lift your body off the floor and form a straight line from head to toe, still keeping your forearms on the ground.
  • Keep squeezing and hold for four seconds. Relax for two seconds and then repeat for a total of 20 times.


Bicycle Crunch

  • Lie on your back, with your hands behind your head and your elbows opened. Your legs should be straight, with your feet together.
  • Brace your abs and lift your shoulders, head and torso off the floor. Bring your left knee in toward your chest, while also bringing your right elbow toward your left knee. Repeat the same movement with the opposite knee and elbow, and keep alternating sides as you twist.
  • Continue for two minutes.


Mountain Climber

  • Start in a push-up position with your hands shoulder-width apart.
  • While keeping your body in a straight line and drawing your belly button toward your spine, drive each knee toward your chest rapidly in a jumping, lunge-like movement, alternating left and right (as one knee moves toward your chest, the opposite knee moves back to the push-up position).
  • Repeat this rapid movement for 30 seconds, rest for 30 seconds, and then repeat for a total of four times.


Up-Down Plank

  • Lie on your stomach with your legs straight, feet together and forearms on the ground underneath your chest. Clench your fists.
  • Draw in your belly button and squeeze your butt muscles.
  • Lift your body off the floor and form straight line from head to toe, keeping your forearms on the ground.
  • Lift your right forearm off the ground and into a push-up position with your hand on the ground and your arm extended; follow by doing the same on the left side. Then return your right forearm to the ground; follow with the left forearm.
  • Keep straightening your arms and immediately returning to your elbows one side at a time in an up-and-down movement.
  • Continue as rapidly as possible for 20 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds and then repeat for a total of eight times.


Doug Rice


We teamed up with certified personal trainer Doug Rice to design a fitness boot camp exclusively for brides! Doug has helped thousands of brides get the results they need to look and feel amazing on their wedding day. Learn more about Doug and the Bridalicious® Boot Camp by The Knot DVD at TheKnot.com/bootcampdvd. Follow Doug on Twitter (@bridalicious) and Facebook (Facebook.com/bridaliciousbootcamp).