[quote cite=”SELF” citeurl=”http://www.self.com/blogs/flash/2013/06/ommc-ufc-rowdy-rhonda-alphabet-abs.html”]Here’s one chick with no shortage of accomplishments tucked under her weighty UFC championship belt. Not only is she an Olympic medalist in Judo, she’s filming a reality show, The Ultimate Fighter, and um…right, did we mention Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey practices mixed martial arts as a part of the UFC’s Team Metro for a living? “I like fighting so much because it’s the most truly honest profession out there,” says Rousey. “You’re either the best or you’re not — there aren’t any office politics.” And in order to stay unbeatable, you better trust she knows exactly how to get abs of steel. Having a strong core is kind of a necessity when you’re fending off opponents in the cage. “For mixed martial arts, a strong back, legs and core are the most important things,” she says. Rousey recommends doing a move dubbed “Alphabet Abs” to tighten your midsection. We’ll agree — making it to Z is way more interesting than counting reps on loop, don’t you think? And hey, if Rousey’s calling the shots, we couldn’t ask for a better (virtual) personal trainer. We’ll have solid, butt-kicking abs in no time!
THE MOVE: Alphabet Abs Lie on your back with your hands tucked under your behind. (Our model’s hands are NOT tucked; however, placing hands under your bottom increases the workout’s efficacy.) With abs engaged, lift your head and tuck in your chin so you can see your toes. Point your toes and spell out the alphabet in order, in all capital letters. Make ’em about 6 inches tall and 6 inches off the ground.[/quote]