We are so excited to be featured in another great article in Oxygen Magazine featuring Aaron Viscounte, CSCS, PN1 and Summer Stevenhagen Montabone, CSCS*R (Owner) of Summer’s Fitness. ❤️
This one’s a fun one….so grab a partner and get ready!
~ Summer and Aaron
Two’s company! Double up on your results and have some fun in the process with this partner-assisted core routine.
Abdominal training tends to be a lonely endeavor. We’ll do bench presses, seated presses, squats and even curls with someone in tow who can give a spot and motivate us past sticking points — but then we take our mat and tuck off to a corner by ourselves to pump out sets of crunches, leg lifts and planks.
Our response to that is, Why not have a training partner for abs? Grabbing a friend or significant other to train your core with will give your efforts a boost, turning what can sometimes be a boring undertaking into an amazing higher-intensity (and dare we say enjoyable) abdominal routine.
The 2×2 Partner Ab Workout
1. Bicycle for 2
Two decades ago, the American Council on Exercise tested numerous abdominal moves using electromyography equipment to measure muscle stimulation — and the bicycle came out on top. Here, Aaron Viscounte, CSCS, PN1, head coach and manager at Summer’s Fitness in North Canton, Ohio, kicks the bicycle up a notch by adding a partner component.
The move: Lie on the floor with your knees bent 90 degrees and your feet planted; your partner should mirror you, with both your feet in the air, each sole touching the corresponding foot of your partner (i.e., right foot to left foot and left foot to right). Your hands should be on the sides of your head. One partner extends her right leg, pushing her right foot into her partner’s left; the partner will bend her left knee in response while also extending her right leg, so both partners end up with one leg extended and one bent. At this point, each of you will curl your torso off the floor as you rotate, bringing your right elbow toward your left knee. Both of you will then reverse the motion, curling toward the other knee on the next rep. Develop a steady, rhythmic cadence as you move your legs and curl up your elbow to the bent knee each time.
View the article in its entirety on Oxygen by clicking HERE.
Committed to your health & happiness,
Coach Summer Montabone, CSCS*R
Coach Aaron Viscounte, CSCS, PN1, Head Coach and Manager
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You can learn more about Summer’s North Canton Personal Training & Bootcamp location, Summer’s Fitness at www.summersfitness.com, or Call/Text 330-497-2474.
Summer Montabone has a passion for helping people live happier and healthier lives. Her passion has evolved over the years (established) as a personal trainer (1997), health & PE teacher (1998), NSCA-CSCS (2003), NPC/IFBB Fitness Champion and Pro (2004), and fitness studio owner (2007).
Summer has faced numerous amounts of adversity from years of trauma, including, a battle with postpartum depression beginning in 2011. Summer has received several accolades since 2011 and has made it her mission to help others become the CEO of their own life.
You can learn more about her North Canton location, Summer’s Fitness at www.summersfitness.com or Call/Text 330-497-2474.