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

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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.

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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 content by subscribing now to Slim, Sexy, & Strong with Samantha Roldan. Thanks, guys.

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