meganfox Megan Fox Core Workout workout routines celebrity workouts celebrity fitness As one of Hollywood’s most photographed starlets, Megan Fox takes care of her body with an intense circuit of core exercises to help tighten and tone her mid-section.

A fast rising A-lister, Megan has two projects set to release in 2010 and we are certain to see her in the highly anticipated 3rd installment of the Transformers series.

Megan recently shared her secret to great abs with Fit & Famous.

The Circuit

Do as many repetitions as you can in 30 seconds then move on to the next exercise in the circuit.  Rest only as long as it takes you to get into position for the next move.  Complete 3 circuits with 90 seconds of rest in between each circuit.

1.  Crunches – Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.  Contract your abs by bringing your rib cage toward your pelvis.  Your lower back should stay on the floor and you should avoid pulling on your neck with your hands.

2.  Hyper-Extensions – Lie on your stomach and clench your hands behind your head.  Squeeze your glutes and raise your chest off the floor while keeping your shoulder blades pulled together.

3.  Knee Ups – Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet off the floor.  Your thighs should be at a 90 degree angle to your upper body.  Squeeze your lower abdominals and raise your knees slightly into the air.  Your butt should come off the ground a bit, but make sure your knees are going straight up and not toward your head.

4.  Superman
– Lie face down with your arms extended above your head in front of you.  Raise your arms, chest and legs off the ground while squeezing your glutes and lower back.  Hold for 2 seconds.

5.  Lateral Crunch (left) – Lie on your right side with your legs extended.  Place your left hand behind your head, and your right hand flat on the ground in front of your body.  Contract your obliques (side abdominals) by bringing your rib cage toward your hip.

6.  Lateral Crunch (right) – See #5 and reverse sides.

7.  Prone Plank
– Start in pushup position with your hands directly beneath your shoulders and your body forming a straight line from your neck to your feet.  Contract your entire core as if you were bracing to be punched in the stomach.  Hold for as long as you can.  You can also do the plank by supporting your weight on your forearms instead of your hands.

8.  Ball Leg Lifts – Lie on your back with your legs straight and your hands by your side.  Place a stability ball or medicine ball between your feet.  Keeping your legs straight pull your feet toward your head until your legs form a 90 degree angle with the ground then slowly lower your legs back to the starting position.

9.  Lateral Plank (left) – Similar to the prone plank, only this time you will lie on your side and then support yourself on your left forearm with your body forming a straight line from your neck to your ankles.  Contract your entire core area and hold for as long as you can.

10.  Lateral Plank (right) – Switch sides and repeat #9.

Earlier we learned that Megan drinks apple cider vinegar to help boost her metabolism and cleanse her system.  Check back next week for the 2nd half of Megan’s workout as we take a look at her cardio training.

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