Slim, Sexy, & Strong #7: 4 Simple Ab Exercises

Hey everyone, it’s Sam here with Slim,
Sexy, & Strong with Samantha Roldan. I’m going to be talking to
you about your core today. So, anytime we’re doing isolation, and
we’re in the gym, you’re working your core, right? It’s really a muscle group that you can do
every single day and it’s not going to be a problem. But, one of my favorite things to do is
quick Tabata workouts just to kind of really target that area. So today I’m going to be showing you
four of my favorite exercises to group together. And when I say Tabata it is a 20-second
of work, 10-second break workout. So I’m going to be doing five rounds
with about 30 seconds in between. So anyway, this is just a way for you
to get a quick workout in anywhere. Today, obviously I’m in my living room. So I hope you enjoy. So the first exercise that I’m going to be talking to you about
today is Alternating Knee Grabs. So what you really want to keep in mind
with this workout is that you want to reach full extension
when you’re laying flat. And when you come up to grab your knee
you want to make sure that your shoulder blades are coming up off the ground. So it’s really important to really
concentrate on opening up completely and then squeezing and contracting your
abs when you come up to grab each knee. So the second exercise in
this Tabata workout is a V-Up. Again, your body is going to be flat on
the ground, and you’re going to have your toes and your fingertips come up and
touching the middle or as close to touching in the middle as possible, and
you’re going to go right back down to full extension. So really important thing to consider when
you’re doing this workout that obviously want to keep your core tight. You want to make sure that your toes are
pointed so that you can really reach and pull through at the top. So the third exercise in this Tabata core
workout is going to be what I call an In-and-Out cuz honestly, I
don’t know what else to call it. What you’re going to do is you’re gonna be
on your bottom, you’re going to use your hands as a support for balance on the
sides, and you’re just going to put your feet straight out in front of you; full
extension and crunch in with your knees meeting your chest and repeat that motion
several times during that 20 seconds. You really going to feel the
burn in your lower abdomen. And the fourth and final exercise in this
Tabata workout is actually a Hollow Rock or a Hollow Hold depending
on your capabilities. But, with the Hollow Rock, you’re gonna
hold your body in a hollow position, pointing your toes, pointing your arms up
above your head, and you’re just going to be literally rocking back and forth
maintaining that hollow position. You’re really going to feel that in your
lower and upper abdomen as well as in the top of your thighs, which is really cool. Well, that’s it for my
Tabata ab workout, guys. Again, that’s for simple exercises for
five rounds, 20 seconds of work with 10 seconds off. Make sure that you don’t miss any future
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