Just before Mother's Day, we teamed up with The Peninsula Manila's trainer Argie Samson and gave you a set of easy exercises to do should you find yourself with a little free time. From something as basic as a leg curl to a move that's aptly called Superman, we now move on to combination crunches and bicycle abs. Check out the second set of our easy exercises for moms below!

1. DUMBBELL PRESS AND CRUNCH

Step 1: With a pair of dumbbells in hand, assume a supine position. Bend your knees while still keeping both feet flat on the floor. Raise your arms at 90 degrees.


Step 2: Push your arms up as you do a mini sit-up and repeat.

Difficulty level: 2/5

2. DUMBBELL FLYERS AND LEG RAISES

Step 1: Start in the same position as the Dumbbell Press and Crunch.


Step 2: Raise both legs as high as you can while simultaneously bringing your dumbbells together. Repeat.

Difficulty level: 3/5

(All photos by Mike Dee, flashbox photo by Pewari via Flickr Creative Commons)

3. BICYCLE ABS

Step 1: Remain lying down, but place both hands behind your head. Bend your knees with feet firmly planted on the floor.


Step 2: Bring one knee up to your chest, and lift your shoulder blades off the floor. Reach for the knee with your opposite elbow. Keep the other leg suspended.


Step 3: Alternate.

Difficulty level: 3/5

4. BENT OVER DUMBBELL ROW


Step 1: Assume standing position. Bend your hips and your knees slightly, and arch your back. Keep your hands straight alongside your body, letting the dumbbells hang.


Step 2: Pull the dumbbells upward and repeat.

Difficulty level: 3/5

(All photos by Mike Dee, flashbox photo by Pewari via Flickr Creative Commons)

5. DUMBBELL RAISE AND KICK BACK


Step 1: Assume Bent Over Dumbbell Row position, with your elbow tucked close to your body.


Step 2: Stretch your elbow backward. Repeat.

Difficulty level: 3/5

(All photos by Mike Dee)

6. DUMBBELL BICEPS CURL WITH ARNOLD PRESS

Step 1: Stand straight with your feet shoulder-width apart. Keep your arms slightly bent, palms facing forward.


Step 2: Swing your arms up for a bicep curl.


Step 3: From a bicep curl, move your arms to the side, while still keeping your elbows level.

Difficulty level: 2.5/5

(All photos by Mike Dee, flashbox photo by Pewari via Flickr Creative Commons)

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