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GET IN SHAPE - with the BAESSLER TWINS

May 092019

Julia and Stephanie Baessler, also well known as the Baessler Twins, are the new supporters within our Monster HYDRO family! The ladies from lower Austria are a Double Power force to be reckoned with: they are in the process of finishing their law degree, inspire the fitness community each and every day, released their first book last year and managed to stay their charming, down to earth selves in the process.

On top of that, they took time out of their busy schedules to work out with YOU! In our 4 part series “Get in shape with the Baessler Twins” they show you some of their favourite workouts, which you can do easily at home. Part one is all about shaping those abs! Note: each exercise should be repeated 10 times; the whole workout should be repeated 3 times. And hold that plank for a minute ;) Ready? Let´s get down to it!

Leg Raises

   HOW TO

1. Lie on your back, legs straight and together.  2. Keep your legs straight and lift them all the way up till they build a 90 degree angle with your body.  3. Slowly lower your legs back down till they’re just above the floor. Hold for a moment.

Criss Cross

  HOW TO 

1. Lie on your back, bend your arms and put your hands behind your head.  2. Lift your upper body and move your left upper body to your right leg.  3. Bend your right knee and move it towards your left elbow.  4. Repeat with your right elbow to your left knee.

Crunches

   HOW TO

1. Lie on your back.  2. Bend your legs a little, so the soles of your feet are flat on the ground.  3. Bend your arms and touch your head.  4. Lift your upper body and move towards your knees.  5. Keep your head straight and don’t rest your chin on your upper body

Plank

   HOW TO

1. Lie on your front with your fists clasped, elbows pushed into your sides by your ribs, forearms on the floor and toes tucked under.  2. Push your bodyweight up so that it’s resting on your forearms and feet, in a straight line parallel to the floor.  3. keep your neck in a straight line while looking down  4. Check your back and bottom aren’t popping up or caving in (tuck your pelvis under to switch on your lower abs) and that you are making a straight line from heels to head, so that your neck is parallel to the floor.

Mountain Climbers

  HOW TO

1. Start in a plank position with arms and legs long.  2. Pull your right knee into your chest. As the knee draws to the chest, pull your abs in even tighter to be sure your body doesn’t sag or come out of its plank position.  3. Quickly switch and pull the left knee in. At the same time you push your right leg back, pull your left knee in to the chest using the same form.  4. Continue to switch knees. Pull the knees in right, left, right, left—always switching simultaneously so that you are using a “running” motion. As you begin to move more quickly be in constant awareness of your body position and be sure to keep a straight line in your spine and don’t let your head droop. Core body stability is crucial.

Keep up to date with the Julia and Stephanie on their Instagram and stay tuned for part 2 of our series! 

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