How To Have A Coregasm
The Coregasm Workout
In the words of one woman: "I don't care why it happens, but just am happy it does."
Yep, we said coregasm. It's an orgasm some women can have when performing certain ab exercises. Experts say that this wacky core-induced climax could be due to a number of factors: the tightening of pelvic muscles, the build up of tension and even nerve impulses. Explanation aside, we figure it's worth trying.
*NOTE: These ab moves are just suggestions--we can't guarantee you a coregasm, but these belly-busting moves will definitely help whittle your waist.
Find out more about coregasms.
1. Hanging Straight-leg Raise
Sets:1 •Reps:4-6 •Rest:
Targets lower abs
Hang from a pullup bar with your hands shoulder-width apart and your hips centered under your body so there's a straight line from your hands to the bottom of your hips(A).Keeping your legs and back straight and using a slow, controlled motion, raise your legs until they're parallel to the floor(B).Slowly lower your legs. That's one rep. Do four to six. Feeling extra Barnumesque? Try to raise your feet above 90 degrees(C).
Perfect FormAs you raise your legs, don't swing them or let momentum do the work. Concentrate on keeping your butt down, as if you're sitting on a chair.
2. Hanging Side Crunches
Sets:1 •Reps:20 on each side
Hang from the bar, holding it with your palms facing forward, and bring your knees up so that your thighs and torso form a 90-degree angle (A). Next, pinch at your left side, curling your left hip up toward your left shoulder (B). Use your core to keep yourself from swinging, and repeat to the right. Continue alternating sides for 20 reps. This is one of Cummings' favorite moves because it strengthens your entire core. It's really hard to get the very sides of your abs, she says, and you really need these muscles for everything you do even walking. To make it easier, use a machine that allows your elbows and arms to support your body weight, or use straps on the chin-up bar to add support.
3. Single-leg Plank
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Cross your arms over your chest and raise the lower half of your right leg until it's in line with your left thigh(A). Press your left foot into the floor and contract your glutes as you lift your torso so it's in line with your thighs(B). Hold. Rest for one minute, then repeat, raising the opposite leg.
Worksabs, hips, and glutes
Hold each move untilyour fatigue level reaches 9(your arms are about to give out) on a scale of 1 to 10. Doone repof each move, noting your time. Rest for one minute between moves.
Add four secondsto your times from Week 1. Do one full circuit, resting for one minute between moves.
Add one secondto your times from Week 2. Do two full circuits, resting for one minute between moves.
Add four secondsto your times from Week 3. Do two full circuits, resting for one minute between moves.
Add one secondto your times from Week 4. Do three full circuits, resting for one minute between moves.
4. Arm Pull Over Straight-leg Crunch
Sets:3 •Reps:15 •Rest:30 seconds
Grab a pair of 10- to 12-pound dumbbells and lie on your back with your arms behind you. Extend your legs at a 45-degree angle(A). Bring your arms up over your chest and lift your shoulders off the mat while raising your legs until they're perpendicular to the floor(B). Return to start (don't let your legs touch the floor). That's 1 rep.
Works upper back, abs, and hips
5. Medicine Ball Blast
Sets:1 •Reps:12 to 15
Set an adjustable ab bench at a 45-degree angle. Lie down on it with your head toward the floor and hook your feet under the padded support bar. Hold a medicine ball at your chest as you lower yourselfA. As you come up, chest-pass the ball straight up(B). Catch it at the top of the movement, then lower yourself and repeat.
Video: SNN: Coregasm Workout Gives Women a New Reason to Hit the Gym
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